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                                 Digital Video Camera Recorder




                                                                                      FRANÇAIS
                                           Model AG-                            E




                                                                                      ITALIANO
                                                                                      ESPAÑOL




Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this
manual for future use.



                                                                         VQT0F37-1
                     Caution for AC Mains Lead
  FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY.
  This product is equipped with 2 types of AC mains cable. One is for continental Europe, etc. and the other
  one is only for U.K.
  Appropriate mains cable must be used in each local area, since the other type of mains cable is not
  suitable.

    FOR CONTINENTAL EUROPE, ETC.                        FOR U.K. ONLY
    Not to be used in the U.K.                          If the plug supplied is not suitable for your socket
                                                        outlet, it should be cut off and appropriate one
                                                        fitted.




  FOR U.K. ONLY                                          As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
                                                         appliance may not correspond with the coloured
  This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin    markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
  mains plug for your safety and convenience.            proceed as follows:
  A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug.                   • The wire which is coloured BLUE must be
  Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure        connected to the terminal in the plug which is
  that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5 amps         marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
  and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.      • The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
  Check for the ASTA mark Ï or the BSI mark Ì on           connected to the terminal in the plug which is
  the body of the fuse.                                    marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
                                                         • Under no circumstances shoul either of these
  If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you          wires be connected to the terminal in the plug
  must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is         which is marked with the letter E or by the Earth
  replaced.                                                symbol Ó .
  If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be
                                                         How to replace the fuse
  used until a replacement cover is obtained.
                                                         1. Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver.
  A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from
  your local Panasonic Dealer.

  IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS
  UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN
  YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE
  REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND
  DISPOSED OF SAFELY. THERE IS A DANGER
  OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT
  OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO ANY 13 AMP
                                                         2. Replace the fuse.
  SOCKET.

  If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the
  wiring code as shown below.
  If in any doubt please consult a qualified                                                          Fuse
  electrician.

  IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are
  coloured in accordance with the following code:
         Blue:                   Neutral
         Brown:                  Live




        indicates safety information.

2 (E)
 IMPORTANT                                                Operating precaution
 “Unauthorized recording of copyrighted                   Operation near any appliance which generates
 television programmes, video tapes and other             strong magnetic fields may give rise to noise in the
 materials may infringe the right of copyright            video and audio signals. If this should be the case,
 owners and be contrary to copyright laws.”               deal with the situation by, for instance, moving the




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                                                          source of the magnetic fields away from the unit
                                                          before operation.


   $ DO NOT REMOVE PANEL COVER
     BY UNSCREWING.
                                                          CAUTION:
                                                          Danger of explosion or fire if battery is
      To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
                                                          mistreated.
      remove cover. No user serviceable parts inside.
                                                          O Replace only with same or specified type.
      Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
                                                          O Do not disassemble or dispose of in fire.
                                                          O Do not store in temperatures over 60°C.
                                                          O Use specified charger for rechargeable
    CAUTION:                                                batteries.
    TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK                   O Do not recharge the battery if it is not a
    HAZARD AND ANNOYING INTERFERENCE,                       rechargeable type.
    USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES                       For Remote Controller
    ONLY.                                                 O Replace battery with part No. CR2025 only.
                                                          O Do not recharge the battery.

    CAUTION:                                              WARNING:
    Do not install or place this unit in a
                                                          TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
    bookcase, built-in cabinet or any other
                                                          HAZARD,   DO   NOT    EXPOSE    THIS
    confined space in order to maintain
                                                          EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
    adequate ventilation. Ensure that curtains
    and any other materials do not obstruct the           TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
    ventilation to prevent risk of electric shock         HAZARD, KEEP THIS EQUIPMENT AWAY
    or fire hazard due to overheating.                    FROM ALL LIQUIDS-USE AND STORE ONLY
                                                          IN LOCATIONS WHICH ARE NOT EXPOSED
                                                          TO THE RISK OF DRIPPING OR SPLASHING
   AC Adapter                                             LIQUIDS, AND DO NOT PLACE ANY LIQUID
   OThe rating plate is on the underside of the AC        CONTAINERS ON TOP OF THE EQUIPMENT.
    Adapter.
   ODisconnect the AC mains plug from the AC
    mains socket when not in use.                         CAUTION:
                                                          The socket-outlet shall be installed near the
                                                          equipment and shall be easily accessible.



         indicates safety information.

          Attention/Attentie                              To remove the battery/
O Batteries are used for the main power source,           Verwijderen van de batterij
  memory back-up in the product and remote                 Main Power Battery
  controller.                                              Batterij Voor Primaire Voeding
  At the end of their useful life, you should not throw
  them away.
  Instead, hand them in as small chemical waste.
O Voor de primaire voeding en het reservegeheugen
  van       het  apparaat,      alsmede     voor     de
  afstandsbediening, wordt gebruik gemaakt van een                                  Battery eject button
  batterij.                                                                         Batterij verwijderknop
  Wanneer de batterij uitgeput is, mag u deze niet
  gewoon weggooien, maar dient u ze als klein
  chemisch afval weg te doen.
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                                                                                                             3 (E)
Contents
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5      Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Precautions for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6            Camera mode and VCR mode . . . . . . . . . .50
Storage tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8     VCR mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Parts and their functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9              Selecting the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Remote control unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19           Connecting external components . . . . . . . .57
                                                                        Inputting to and outputting from analog
Charging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
                                                                        components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Mounting the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21              Inputting to and outputting from digital
Supplying power from the AC adapter . . . .21                           components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Cassette tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22        Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Adjusting the hand strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23                Preparation and inspections . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Attaching the shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . .23                  Regular shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Mounting the lens hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23                REC check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Viewfinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24       Face-to-face shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
                                                                        Index recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Setting the calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
                                                                        Using the USER buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Charging the internal battery . . . . . . . . . . .28
                                                                        Intermittent recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Setting the electronic shutter . . . . . . . . . . .29                  Backup recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
White balance and black balance . . . . . . . .31                       Progressive shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
  Adjusting the white balance . . . . . . . . . . . .31               Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
  Adjusting the black balance . . . . . . . . . . . .32                 Normal playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
  ATW (Auto Tracking White) function . . . . .32                        Tape blank search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Setting the time data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33             Variable speed search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
  Setting the user’s bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33          Index search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
  Setting the time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34           Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Scene files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35   Video heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
  Changing the scene file settings . . . . . . . . .36
                                                                      Troubleshooting (Q&A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Setting menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38         Power supply-related problems . . . . . . . . .65
  Operation method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38            Battery-related problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
  Configuration of setting menus . . . . . . . . . .39                  Problems during normal video recording . .65
  SCENE FILE screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40               Problems during various kinds of video
  CAMERA SETUP screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41                     recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
  SW MODE screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42                Editing-related problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
  AUTO SW screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43              Display-related problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
  PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen . . . . . . . .43                           Playback-related problems (video) . . . . . . .66
  RECORDING SETUP screen . . . . . . . . . . .44                        Playback-related problems (audio) . . . . . . .67
  AV IN/OUT SETUP screen . . . . . . . . . . . . .46                    Other types of problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
  DISPLAY SETUP screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
                                                                      Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
  OTHER FUNCTIONS screen . . . . . . . . . . .48
                                                                      Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69




 O “LEICA” is the registered trademark of Leica Microsystems.
 O “DICOMAR” is the registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.
 Other model names, company names, products names, etc. are the trademarks and registered
 trademarks of the companies concerned.

4 (E)
Accessories
OBattery (2)                                OEye cup (VMG1458)




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                                            OMicrophone holder (VYC0870)




OAC adapter (2)

                                            OScrews
                                                        6 mm in length (XSB4+6FZ) a2
                                                        12 mm in length (XSB4+12FZ) a2


                                            OMicrophone holder adapter (VYC0890)

OAC cable
 (U.K. only: K2CT3DA00001)


                                            OShoulder strap (VFC3891)


  (All areas except U.K.: K2CR2DA00005)



                                            OMini DV cassette tape (AY-DVM63MQ)


ODC cable (VEK8722)



                                            OFerrite Cores



                                              Ferrite Cores for DV Interface Cable:
O Wireless remote control unit (VFA0402)        (J0KG00000013)
                                                When the DV Interface cable is to be
                                                connected, attach one Ferrite Core to one
                                                end of the cable and the other one to the
                                                other end.


OBattery for remote control unit (CR2025)


                                             2:
                                             Refer to the “OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES”
                                             item (on page 70) for the model numbers of
                                             the battery and AC adapter.
                                                                                    5 (E)
Precautions for use
Take care to prevent water from entering              AC adapter and battery
inside the camera recorder when using it in           O When the temperature of the battery unit has
the rain or snow or at the seashore or in               risen to an extremely high level or dropped to
other similar environments.                             an extremely low level or when the battery is
O Failure to heed this caution may cause the            not used for prolonged periods of time and has
  camera recorder and/or cassette to                    become fully discharged, the “CHARGE” lamp
  malfunction (possibly leading to irreparable          flashes several times, and charging
  damage).                                              commences automatically.
                                                      O If the “CHARGE” lamp continues to flash even
Keep the camera recorder away from                      though the battery temperature is normal,
equipment (such as TV sets and TV game                  consult your dealer as a problem may have
machines) that generate magnetic fields.                developed within the battery or AC adapter.
O When the camera recorder is used on top of or       O When the battery is warm, it takes longer than
  in the vicinity of a TV set, the radiation of         usual for the battery to be charged.
  electromagnetic waves from the set may give         O When the AC adapter is used near a radio, the
  rise to interference in the picture and/or sound.     radio sound may be distorted. Use the
O The strong magnetic fields generated by               adapter at a distance of at least one meter
  speakers or large motors may ruin the tape            from the radio.
  recordings or distort the images.                   O Noise may be heard while the AC adapter is in
O The        electromagnetic       waves       from     use; however, this is normal and not indicative
  microcomputers may have an adverse effect             of any malfunctioning.
  on the camera recorder or give rise to
  distortion in the images and sound.                 When carrying the camera recorder, take
O If the camera recorder is adversely affected by     care not to drop it.
  a component that generates magnetic fields to       O A strong impact may damage the camera
  such an extent that it can no longer operate          recorder body and render it incapable of
  normally, turn off the power and remove the           proper operation.
  battery or disconnect the AC adapter from the       O When carrying the camera recorder, always
  power outlet, then re-install the battery or          use the hand strap or shoulder strap and
  reconnect the AC adapter to the outlet. After         handle the camera carefully.
  this, switch the camera recorder’s power back
  on.                                                 Keep the camera recorder away from
                                                      insecticide sprays and volatile liquids.
Do not use the camera recorder near radio             O If the camera recorder comes into contact with
transmitters or high-voltage equipment.                 insecticide sprays or volatile liquids, the
O If the camera recorder is used near a radio           camera body may become deformed or the
   transmitter or high-voltage equipment, the           surface coating may peel off.
   recorded pictures and/or sound may be              O Ensure that the camera recorder does not
   adversely affected.                                  remain in close contact with rubber or plastic
                                                        products for prolonged periods of time.
When using the camera recorder on the
seashore or other similar environment, take           After use, be absolutely sure to remove the
care to ensure that no sand or dust enter             cassette and either remove the camera
inside the camera recorder.                           recorder’s battery or disconnect its AC cable
O Sand and dust may damage the camera                 from the power outlet.
  recorder and/or cassette. (Take particular          O If a cassette is left inside the camera recorder,
  care when inserting and ejecting the cassette.)        tape slack may develop and result in damage
                                                         to the tape.
                                                      O If the battery is left inside the camera recorder
                                                         for a prolonged period, its voltage may drop to
                                                         such a low level that even after it has been
                                                         recharged, it may not be possible to re-use it.




6 (E)
Precautions for use
Battery characteristics                              LCD
This camera recorder uses a rechargeable             OIf the same image or characters are left




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lithium-ion battery which produces electrical          displayed for a prolonged period on the LCD
energy by means of an internal chemical                monitor or viewfinder, the image may be
reaction. This reaction tends to be easily             burned onto the screen. If this happens,
affected by the ambient temperature and                keep the power off for several hours to
humidity, and the period during which the              restore the screen to its original condition.
battery can be effectively used decreases as the     OThe liquid crystal parts are fabricated using
temperature becomes very high or low. The              high-precision technology. The screen has
battery charge will last for only 5 minutes if the     effective pixels that cover more than 99.99%
battery is used in an environment where the            of its area, but pixels may be missing or
temperature is extremely low.                          remain permanently lit in less than 0.01% of
When the battery temperature rises to an               the area. This is neither indicative of
abnormally high level, the protection function is      malfunctioning nor does it affect the images
activated, and it is not possible to use the           in any way.
battery for a while.                                 OIn locations where the temperature fluctuates
                                                       considerably, condensation may form on the
Always remove the battery upon completion              liquid crystal parts of LCD monitor. If this
of operation.                                          happens, wipe off the moisture using a soft,
Never fail to remove the battery from the              dry cloth.
camera recorder. (If it is left in the camera, a     OIf the temperature of the camera recorder
small amount of current will be consumed even          itself is very low, the LCD monitor may be
when the camera recorder’s power is off.) If the       slightly darker than usual immediately after
battery is left in the camera for a prolonged          the power has been turned on. Normal
period, it will become excessively discharged to       brightness is restored after the internal
the extent that even after it has been recharged,      temperature has risen.
it may not be possible to re-use it.
                                                     Do not point the lens or viewfinder’s eye-
Disposing of the battery                             piece at the sun.
ODispose of the battery when it has reached          Doing so may damage the internal parts.
  the end of its service life.
ODo not dispose of the battery in a fire as it       Protective caps for the connectors
  may explode.                                       Keep the protective caps in place over any
                                                     connectors which are not being used.
Protect the battery terminals.
Ensure that the battery terminals are free from
dust and foreign matter.
If the battery has been dropped, check that the
battery body and terminals have not been bent
out of shape.
Inserting a deformed battery into the camera
recorder or mounting it in the AC adapter may
result in damage to the camera recorder or AC
adapter.




                                                                                               7 (E)
Storage tips
When storing the camera recorder, eject the       Cassette tapes
cassette from the camera recorder and remove      OBefore storing a cassette tape, rewind the
the battery.                                        tape to its start. If a tape that has been
Store all components in a location where the        stopped at some interim point along its length
humidity level is low and the temperature is        is stored for six months or more (this period
relatively stable.                                  of time differs depending on the storage
Recommended temperature range:                      conditions), tape slack will develop. Always
   15°C to 25°C                                     rewind the tape to its start before storing it.
Recommended relative humidity:                    OReturn cassette tapes to their original cases
   40% to 60%                                       before storing them. Dust, direct sunlight
                                                    (ultraviolet rays), humidity and other such
Camera recorder                                     conditions may damage the tapes. Dust
OWrap the camera recorder in soft cloth to          contains particles of hard mineral substances,
  keep out dust.                                    and if dust should enter inside a cassette,
                                                    these particles may in turn be transferred to
Battery                                             the heads and other parts, possibly resulting
OThe battery’s service life is reduced if the       in their damage. Make a habit of always
  battery is stored in a location where the         returning the cassettes to their original cases.
  temperature is extremely high or extremely      OFast forward and rewind cassette tapes once
  low.                                              every six months. If tapes are kept wound up
OIf the battery is stored in a location exposed     for more than a year, they may become
  to high concentrations of oily vapors and/or      warped or distorted due to the expansion and
  dust, the terminals may corrode or other          contraction caused by changes in the
  problems may develop, possibly resulting in       temperature and humidity. In addition, layers
  malfunctioning.                                   of tape may stick together.
ODo not bring metal objects (such as              ODo not place cassette tapes near matter or
  necklaces or hairpins) into contact with          equipment which emits strong magnetic
  the battery terminals. The terminals may          fields.
  short circuit and generate heat, and            OExtremely fine magnetic particles are
  touching them in this condition may cause         contained in the coating of the tape surface,
  severe burns.                                     and it is here that the signals are recorded.
OStore the battery only when it is fully            Magnetic necklaces, toys and other such
  discharged. It is recommended that the            items may have stronger magnetic fields than
  battery be charged once a year when it is         suspected, which may erase recordings or
  being stored long-term and that it be placed      give rise to noise in the pictures and sound.
  back in storage after it has been fully
  discharged using the camera recorder.




8 (E)
Parts and their functions
                      7 3
               8       2                                                               (Eye cup)




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                                                        :
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1POWER switch                                           4Cassette holder
 Move this switch while pressing the lock
 release button.                                        5CAM REMOTE jack (2.5 mm mini jack)
                          POWE
                                                         The remote control unit is connected to this
                              R
                   ON                                    jack to enable zooming and record start/stop
                OFF
                                                         to be initiated by remote control.

                                                        6PHONES jack (3.5 mm stereo mini jack)
                                                         The headphones are connected to this jack to
                             Lock release button
                                                         monitor the sound.
2START/STOP button
                                                        7Remote control sensor (rear)
 When this button is pressed in the camera
 mode, shooting can be started or stopped.
                                                        8Tally lamp (rear)
 Operation is switched between the camera
                                                         This lights or blinks depending on the status
 mode and VCR mode using the
                                                         of the camera recorder.
 CAMERA/VCR button >.
                                                             Lights: While shooting is in progress.
3EJECT switch                                                Blinks:
 To open the cassette holder, slide this switch              O When a remote control operation has been received
 in the direction of the arrow while pressing                   (about 8 blinks per second)
 the lock release button.                                    O When shooting is commenced
                                                                (about 8 blinks per second)
 Do not operate the switch while recording is                O When the tape has come to the end
 in progress. The cassette holder will open                     (about 4 blinks per second)
 but recording will continue, so external light              O When a problem has arisen in the tape transport
 and/or dust will adversely affect the tape.                    system (about 4 blinks per seconds)
                                                             O When there is little tape or battery charge remaining
   O Do not insert or eject the cassette tape                   (once a second)
     holding onto the cassette holder alone.
                                                            The settings for causing the tally lamp to flash
     Insert or eject the tape with the camera
                                                            are performed using the REC LAMP item on
     recorder placed on a flat and stable
                                                            the setting menu OTHER FUNCTIONS
     surface or, alternatively, support the
                                                            screen. (See page 48)
     camera recorder with both hands so that it
     will be kept in a stable condition even if
                                                        9Viewfinder
     the cassette holder is opened.
   O Close the cassette holder after
                                                        :Diopter adjustment dial
     ensuring that the cassette mechanism
                                                         This is adjusted in such a way that the
     has completed the eject operation.
                                                         viewfinder screen comes into sharp focus.

                                                        ;Power socket
                      T
                   EC
                 EJ




                                                        <DC INPUT connector (7.9V)

                                  Lock release button   =Battery eject button
                                                                                                              9 (E)
Parts and their functions
                                                     White balance sensor




                                                                                               B
                                                                                               A
                   @? >

>CAMERA/VCR button and lamp                               OThis function may not operate properly if
 Each time this button is pressed, the                     there is an unrecorded blank near the tape
 operation mode is switched between the                    start or at a point along the tape.
 camera mode and VCR mode, and the lamp                   OBefore proceeding with recording, check
 of the selected mode lights.                              the picture which has been searched.
 Select the camera mode for shooting.
 Select the VCR mode to check the tape                  AGAIN switch
 contents or input and record video signals              When the camera screen is too dark, change
 from an external source.                                the setting of this switch to boost the gain and
                                                         make the screen brighter. The M and H gain
?Scene file dial
                                                         values are set using the MID GAIN item and
 This is used to select the scene files. (See
                                                         HIGH GAIN item on the setting menu SW
 page 35) Settings tailored to various shooting
                                                         MODE screen. (See page 42)
 conditions are stored in the positions of this
                                                         L : The switch is normally kept at this
 dial. During shooting, the necessary file can
                                                             position. (0 dB)
 be instantly loaded using the dial.
                                                         M : The gain of the camera video amplifier is
@EVF DTL/END SEARCH button                                   boosted. (Factory setting: 6 dB)
 When this button is pressed inthe camera                H : The gain of the camera video amplifier is
 mode, the outlines of the images in the                     further boosted. (Factory setting: 12 dB)
 viewfinder and on the LCD monitor are
 accentuated, and focusing is thereby facilitated.      BWHITE BAL switch
 “EVF DTL ON” will also be displayed on the              This is used to set the white balance.
 center of the screen for approximately 2                A or B:
 seconds. However, the images which are                    The white balance value adjusted by the
 recorded at this time will be the regular images          AWB button C is stored in the memory.
 whose outlines are not accentuated.                     PRST (preset):
 Pressing the button once again will return the            Set the switch to this position in cases
 unit to its original status. “EVF DTL OFF” will           where, for instance, there is no time to
 also be displayed on the center of the screen             adjust the white balance.
 for approximately 2 seconds.                              The 3200K and 5600K white balance
 When this button is pressed in the VCR                    values are stored in the memory.
 mode, the unrecorded blanks on the video                  Press the AWB button to switch between
 tape are searched, and the still picture mode             the two values.
 is established about one second before an               OThe ATW (Auto Tracking White) function
 unrecorded blank.                                         can be allocated to the A, B or PRST
 The part which was shot last can also be                  position using the ATW item on the setting
 searched using the END SEARCH item                        menu SW MODE screen. (See page 42)
 setting on the setting menu PLAYBACK                    OWhat kind of light source is being used
 FUNCTIONS screen. (See page 43)                           during shooting is determined by the white
 OWhen one tape is replaced with another,                  balance sensor.
    the part which was shot last cannot be                 Do not block the front of the white balance
    searched using this button.                            sensor with your hand or any other object
 OIf no signals have been recorded on the                  during shooting or the ATW function will
    tape, the tape stops at the tape end.                  not operate properly.

10 (E)
Parts and their functions
Zoom ring pin                                     EIRIS dial
                                                   This is used to adjust the lens iris.




                                                                                                        ENGLISH
                                                   When the IRIS button D is set to the manual
                                                   mode, this dial is used to adjust the lens iris.
                                                   Even in the auto mode, the lens iris can be
                                        H          adjusted using this dial.
                                        I          OThe direction in which the IRIS dial is
                                        F            turned and iris control can be set using the
                                        G            IRIS DIAL item on the setting menu SW
                                        D            MODE screen. (See page 42)
                                        E
                                        C         FFOCUS switch
                                                   This is used to select the method of
                                                   controlling the focus.
CAWB button                                        A (AUTO):
 When this button is pressed while the WHITE         Auto focus mode
 BAL switch B is set to the A or B position,       M (MANUAL):
 the white balance is automatically adjusted,        Manual focus mode
 and the white balance value is stored in the        The focus ring H is controlled manually to
 memory.                                             adjust the focus.
 If this button is then held down, the black        ∞:
 balance is adjusted.                                After the focal length has been set to
                                                     infinity, the manual focus mode is
  When this button is pressed while the WHITE        established. Even if the FOCUS switch is
  BAL switch B is set to the PRST position, the      set to the  ∞  position, it will return to the M
  current white balance value is displayed.          (MANUAL) position.
  When the AWB button is pressed again, the        OEven when the manual focus mode is
  3200K and 5600K white balance values are           established, the AUTO button J setting
  selected alternately.                              takes priority if it is pressed.
  OWhile recording is in progress, the black       OIf flicker occurs, the auto focus control may
    balance cannot be adjusted.                      not be exercised properly, so select a
                                                     shutter speed suited to the lighting. (See
DIRIS button                                         page 29)
 Each time this button is pressed, the method      OThe focus assist mode is established if the
 of adjusting the lens iris is switched between      auto focus mode is selected in the
 the auto mode and manual mode.                      progressive mode or slow shutter mode.
 <Note>                                              Focusing can be conducted more precisely
 The maximum aperture of the lens iris of this       than in the manual focus mode, but it takes
 unit is F1.6 when the lens is at the full zoom      slightly longer to exercise focus control
 (W) position and F2.8 at the full TELE (T)          compared with the regular auto focus
 position.                                           mode.
 The display shown for the F-number in the
 viewfinder and/or LCD monitor is “OPEN”          GPUSH AUTO button
 when the lens is at the full zoom (W) position    While this button is pressed with the FOCUS
 and “F2.8” or “OPEN” when the lens is at the      switch set to the M (MANUAL) position, the
 full TELE (T) position.                           auto focus mode is established, and the focus
                                                   is adjusted.

                                                  HFocus ring

                                                  IZoom ring
                                                   If the zoom ring pin is not required, fit it into
                                                   the threaded hole under the handle so that it
                                                   will not be lost.




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Parts and their functions

    O                           N                MAUDIO controls
                                J      S          These are used to adjust the recording level
                                K                 of the audio signals which have been input to
                                                  the built-in microphone P and INPUT 1 and 2
   P                                              connectors Y.
   Q                                              Adjust the recording level of the audio signals
       R                                          using these controls, irrespective of the
                                                  setting selected for the MIC ALC item on the
                                                  RECORDING SETUP screen of the setting
                                                  menu (page 44).
                                       M
                                                  It is recommended that the centre position
                                                  normally be selected for use.
                                       L
                                                  OThey cannot be used to adjust the audio
                                                     signals which have been input to the
                                                     AUDIO IN/OUT CH1 and CH2 connectors
JAUTO button
                                                     V.
 When the AUTO button is pressed, the
 operation mode which was set on the setting
                                                 NLight shoe
 menu AUTO SW screen is established, and
                                                  A video light, for instance, is attached to this
 “ A ” appears in the upper part of the
                                                  shoe.
 viewfinder and LCD monitor.
 On the setting menu AUTO SW screen, the
                                                 OMicrophone shoe
 mode of the operation to be performed
                                                  The accessory microphone holder is attached
 automatically (auto iris, auto gain control,
                                                  to this shoe so that a microphone (optional
 auto tracking white or auto focus) when the
                                                  accessory), etc. can be mounted. (See page
 AUTO button is pressed is set.
                                                  57)
 (See page 43)
 The setting is released when the button is
                                                 PMicrophone (built-in, stereo)
 pressed again.
                                                  Do not apply a strong load from an external
                                                  source to this microphone as it may damage
K USER1, USER2 and USER3 buttons
                                                  the microphone.
  One of 11 functions can be allocated in turn
  to each of the USER1, USER2 and USER3
                                                 QTally lamp (front)
  buttons.
                                                  Refer to the details on the tally lamp (rear) 8.
  In accordance with the subject concerned,
  the shooting conditions can be instantly
                                                 RRemote control sensor (front)
  selected or fade effects can be added to the
  images.
                                                 SMENU button
  For details, refer to the USER1 item, USER2
                                                  When this button is pressed, the menu mode
  item and USER3 item (page 42) on the
                                                  is established, and the setting menu screen is
  setting menu SW MODE screen.
                                                  displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD
                                                  monitor.
LND FILTER switch
                                                  When it is pressed again, the menu mode is
 This is used to select the ND filter (for
                                                  released.
 adjusting the light quantity) to be used.
 OFF: The ND filter is not used.
 1/8 : The light quantity is reduced to about
        one eighth.
 1/64 : The light quantity is reduced to about
        one sixty-fourth.




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Parts and their functions

                                               T       [In the camera mode]
                                                       “5” :




                                                                                                         ENGLISH
                                                          When the lever is tilted in the “5”
                                                          direction in the shooting pause mode, the
                                                          tape is played back in the “5” direction
                                                          at 1a speed while the lever is tilted.
                                                       “6” :
 U                                                        When the lever is tilted in the “6”
 V                                                        direction in the shooting pause mode, the
                                                          tape is played back in the “6” direction
                                                          at 1a speed while the lever is tilted.
                                                       OThe scenes shot up until now can be
               Y     W Z      X                           checked in the shooting pause mode.

TOPERATION lever                                     US-VIDEO IN/OUT connector
 This lever is used to operate the VCR and            This is the S-video input/output connector.
 conduct the menu operations.
 [In the VCR mode]                                   VAUDIO IN/OUT CH1 and CH2 connectors
 “1” :                                                (pin jacks)
    When the lever is tilted in the “1” direction     These are the input/output connectors for the
    in the stop mode, the tape is played back.        audio signals.
    When it is tilted in the same direction
    during playback, the variable speed search       WVIDEO IN/OUT connector
    mode (see page 63) is established, and the        (pin jack)
    tape is played back at the 1a speed.              This is the input/output connector for the
    (Sound is not played back.)                       video signals.
 “5” :
    When the lever is tilted in the “5”              XDV connector
    direction in the stop mode, the tape is fast      An IEEE1394 (4-pin) cable (optional
    forwarded.                                        accessory) is connected here.
    When it is tilted in the same direction           Video signals, audio signals or time codes,
    during playback, the tape is cued at 10a          for instance, can be input and output digitally.
    speed.
 “6” :                                               YINPUT 1, 2 connectors (XLR, 3-pin)
    When the lever is tilted in the “6”               External microphones or audio components
    direction in the stop mode, the tape is           are connected here.
    rewound.
    When it is tilted in the same direction          ZINPUT 1/2 switch
    during playback, the tape is reviewed at          This is used to switch the audio input signals
    10a speed.                                        which are connected to the INPUT 1 and 2
 “$” :                                                connectors.
    When the lever is tilted in the “$” direction,    LINE:
    the tape is stopped.                                The audio input signals from the audio
 “;” :                                                  component serving as the line input are
    When the lever is pressed during playback,          selected; their input level is 0 dBu.
    the tape is set to the pause (temporary           MIC:
    stop) mode.                                         The audio input signals from the external
 [In the menu mode]                                     microphone(s) are selected; their input
 “3” :                                                  level is –50 dBu.
    When the lever is tilted in the “3” direction,      The input level can be changed to –60 dBu
    the items displayed on the menu screen              using the MIC GAIN 1 and MIC GAIN 2
    are moved upward.                                   items on the setting menu RECORDING
 “4” :                                                  SETUP screen. (See page 44)
    When the lever is tilted in the “4” direction,
    the items displayed on the menu screen
    are moved downward.
 “;” :
    Press the lever to change a setting.
                                                                                               13 (E)
Parts and their functions
                   `    _\                                               a
                                                                                     b



    ]                                       ^
                                                                                     c




                                                               [ ZOOM
                                                                 SERVO       MANU


[ZOOM switch                                      aAUDIO DUB button
 This is used to select motor-driven zoom          When the pause status is established in the
 operations or manual zoom operations.             VCR mode and this button is pressed, the
 SERVO:                                            mode in which audio dubbing can be started
   For motor-driven zoom operations                is established.
   (At this position, do not attempt to perform    Press “; ” of the OPERATION lever T to
   manual zoom operations or malfunctioning        record the sound. To stop the recording, tilt
   may result.)                                    the OPERATION lever in the “$” direction.
 MANU:                                             The audio input used for audio dubbing is set
   For manual zoom operations                      using the A DUB INPUT item on the setting
                                                   menu AV IN/OUT SETUP screen. (See page
\START/STOP button (on the handle)                 46)
 When this button is pressed in the camera         OBefore proceeding with the audio dubbing,
 mode, shooting start or stop is selected.            select “32K (12 bit)” as the AUDIO REC
 The camera mode and VCR mode are                     item setting on the setting menu
 switched using the CAMERA/VCR button >.              RECORDING SETUP screen and then
                                                      start shooting. (See page 44)
]REC CHECK button                                 bVCR REC buttons
 When this button is pressed in the shooting       When these two buttons are pressed at the
 pause mode, the picture and sound                 same time in the stop status of the VCR
 immediately before shooting was stopped are       mode, the video signals from the connected
 played back for several seconds, and the          component are recorded.
 shooting pause mode is established at the         When they are pressed at the same time in
 original position on the tape.                    the playback pause status of the VCR mode,
                                                   the recording standby status is established.
^Zoom button                                       Each time “;” of the OPERATION lever T is
 When the ZOOM switch is at the SERVO              pressed, the status alternates between
 position, motor-driven zoom operations are        recording and recording standby.
 performed.                                        To stop recording, tilt the OPERATION lever
 When this button is pressed lightly, zoom         in the “$” direction.
 operations are performed at a low speed;          OBefore proceeding to record, check that the
 when it is pressed with force, they are              video signals have been input.
 performed at a high speed.
                                                  cAUDIO MON/VAR buttons
_Zoom button (on the handle)                       These buttons are used to adjust the volume
                                                   at which the sound is to be output from the
`HANDLE ZOOM switch                                internal speaker f or PHONES jack 6.
 This switch is used to select one of the three    The playback direction and playback speed
 speeds for the zoom operations conducted          are changed in the variable speed search
 using the zoom button _ on the handle.            mode. (See page 63)
 The speed is set using the HANDLE ZOOM            When these buttons are pressed in the pause
 item on the setting menu SW MODE screen.          status, the tape is played back frame by
 (See page 42)                                     frame.


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Parts and their functions

                                                               f
                                                               g




                                                                                                    ENGLISH
                                                               h
                                                               i




                                         k m
                                  e      jl d


dOPEN button                                     iSPEED SEL button
 Press the OPEN button in the direction of the    After pressing the SHUTTER button h or
 arrow to open the LCD monitor e.                 when the slow shutter mode is established,
 When the LCD monitor is opened, the image        press this button to select the shutter speed.
 on the viewfinder switches to the LCD            (See page 29)
 monitor.
 The image can be switched using the EVF         jCH1 SELECT switch
 MODE item on the setting menu DISPLAY            This switch is used to select the input signals
 SETUP screen. (See page 48)                      which are to be recorded on the audio
                                                  channel 1 track.
                    OPEN
                                                  INT (L):
                                                    Audio signals of the left (L) channel of the
                                                    internal microphone
                                                  INPUT1:
                                                    Audio signals which are input to the INPUT
                                                    1 connector
eLCD monitor
                                                  INPUT2:
                                                    Audio signals which are input to the INPUT
fInternal speaker
                                                    2 connector
gRESET button
                                                 kCH2 SELECT switch
 If the camera recorder cannot be operated
                                                  This switch is used to select the input signals
 even though its power is on or some other
                                                  which are to be recorded on the audio
 form of trouble has occurred, use a pointed
                                                  channel 2 track.
 object to press the RESET button. This will
                                                  INT (R):
 reset the system microcomputer.
                                                    Audio signals of the right (R) channel of the
 Even after resetting has been initiated, the
                                                    internal microphone
 entered setting menu values and memory
                                                  INPUT2:
 contents will not be erased.
                                                    Audio signals which are input to the INPUT
 Refrain from pressing the RESET button
                                                    2 connector
 when the camera recorder is operating
 properly.
                                                 lINPUT 1 switch (MIC POWER +48 V)
                                                  When this switch is set to ON, +48 V power
hSHUTTER button
                                                  (power supply for the phantom mic) is
 Press this button to change the shutter
                                                  supplied to the INPUT 1 connector.
 speed.
 After pressing this button, press the SPEED
                                                 mINPUT 2 switch (MIC POWER +48 V)
 SEL button i to select the shutter speed.
                                                  When this switch is set to ON, +48 V power
 (See page 29)
                                                  (power supply for the phantom mic) is
 This button cannot be operated in the slow
                                                  supplied to the INPUT 2 connector.
 shutter mode.



                                                                                          15 (E)
Parts and their functions

                                                   p
                                                   q




o                                                                             s
n                                                  r


nCOUNTER RESET button                                          pMODE CHK button
 This button is used to reset the counter value                 When this button is pressed, the current
 on the counter display and the memory                          camera status setting can be checked in the
 counter value to zero.                                         viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
 It cannot reset the time code or user’s bit.
                                                               qZEBRA button
oCOUNTER button                                                 When this button is pressed in camera mode,
 This button is used to select what data is to                  a zebra pattern or marker appears in the
 be displayed on the counter display which is                   viewfinder and on the LCD monitor, enabling
 in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.                      the brightness of the subject to be checked.
 Each time it is pressed, the data to be                        Each time it is pressed, the display changes
 displayed changes.                                             as shown below.
 COUNTER:
                                                                                         OFF
    The counter value is displayed.
 M COUNTER:
                                                                          Marker       ZEBRA 2       ZEBRA 1
    The counter value in the memory stop
    mode is displayed.                                           The level of each zebra pattern can be set
 TC : The time code is displayed.                                using the ZEBRA DETECT 1 item and
 UB : The user’s bit is displayed.                               ZEBRA DETECT 2 item on the setting menu
 FR : The frame rate information (25P) when                      DISPLAY SETUP screen.
       shooting is to be performed in the                        The zebra pattern which has been set is
       progressive mode is displayed.                            displayed as a percentage for the prescribed
 Blank display :                                                 time (approx. 2 seconds).
    No data is displayed.                                        Display of the marker can also be switched
                                                                 ON/OFF with the MARKER item on this
    Memory stop mode                                             screen. (See page 47)
    The memory stop mode is established when the
    display is switched to M COUNTER using the                    Zebra pattern
    COUNTER button.                                               Parts that may be whitened out due to overexposure
    1 Switch the display to M COUNTER, and press the              are displayed using a striped pattern.
       COUNTER RESET button n at any tape position to
       reset the counter value.
    2 Proceed with playback or shooting.                       rOIS button
    3 Establish the VCR mode using the CAMERA/VCR
       button.
                                                                This button is used to set camera shake
    4 When the tape is now rewound or fast forwarded, it        compensation to ON or OFF. When the
       stops travelling automatically near where the counter    compensation is ON,        appears in the
       value was reset.                                         viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
    O If the counter value is reset at the OUT point during
                                                                Select ON or OFF to suit the shooting
       audio dubbing, audio dubbing can be stopped in the
       memory stop mode.                                        conditions.
                                                                When shooting using a tripod, the OFF
                                                                setting is recommended.

                                                               sTripod mounting hole



16 (E)
Parts and their functions
Remote control unit
                                                                               START/
                                                         DATE/    PHOTO         STOP
                                             OSD         TIME      SHOT




                                                                                                                      ENGLISH
                                     1                                                       3
                                       2   COUNTER RESET          TITLE             ZOOM
                                     5                                                       8
                                       6    MULTI/
                                            P-IN-P       REC      A.DUB




                                                                          – VOL +
                                     7                                                       4
                                           C/REW         PLAY     FF/ B


                                           STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV


                                            INDEX        STOP     INDEX


                                           SELECT
                                                          VAR.                       PB.
                                                         SEARCH                     ZOOM

                                           STORE
                                                                   MENU

                                                                                       SET
                                           OFF/ON

                                                                          ITEM
                                           P.B.DIGITAL




                                                                     5COUNTER button
 The buttons listed below are for functions
                                                                      This button has the same function as the
 which are not featured on the camera
                                                                      COUNTER button on the camera recorder
 recorder.
                                                                      body.
 OPHOTO SHOT           OTITLE
 OMULTI/P-IN-P         OSELECT
                                                                     6COUNTER RESET button
 OSTORE                OOFF/ON
                                                                      This button has the same function as the
 OPB. ZOOM             ON
                                                                      COUNTER RESET button on the camera
1OSD button                                                           recorder body.
 When this button is pressed, the information
 displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD                          7REC button
 monitor is added to the video signals, and it                        When this button is pressed together with the
 can be displayed on a TV monitor as well.                            PLAY button while operation is stopped in the
 When it is pressed again, the display on the                         VCR mode, the video signals from the
 TV monitor is cleared.                                               connected component are recorded.
                                                                      When it is pressed together with the PLAY
2DATE/TIME button                                                     button during playback pause in the VCR
 When this button is pressed, the shooting                            mode, the recording standby status is
 date (year/month/day) and/or time are                                established.
 displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD                           Each time the PAUSE (;) button is pressed,
 monitor.                                                             the status is switched between recording and
 Each time it is pressed, the display is                              recording standby.
 switched in the sequence shown below.                                To stop recording, press the STOP ($)
                                                                      button.
                  No display

                  Time display                                       8A. DUB button
                  Date display
                                                                      This button has the same function as the
                                                                      AUDIO DUB button on the camera recorder
                  Time and date display
                                                                      body.

3START/STOP button
 This button has the same function as the
 START/STOP button on the camera recorder
 body.

4ZOOM/VOL buttons
 During shooting, these buttons are used to
 conduct motor-driven zoom operations.
 The zoom speed is fixed at the medium
 speed.
 During tape playback, they are used to adjust
 the volume at which the sound is to be output
 from the internal speaker and PHONES jack.

                                                                                                             17 (E)
Parts and their functions

                                                                              START/
                                                        DATE/    PHOTO         STOP
                                            OSD         TIME      SHOT


                                          COUNTER RESET          TITLE             ZOOM

                                           MULTI/
                                           P-IN-P       REC      A.DUB




                                                                         – VOL +
                                          C/REW         PLAY     FF/ B


                                          STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV
                                  9
                                           INDEX        STOP     INDEX


                                          SELECT
                                                         VAR.                       PB.
                                                                                            :
                                                        SEARCH                     ZOOM

                                          STORE
                                                                  MENU
                                                                                            ;
                                                                                      SET
                                          OFF/ON

                                                                         ITEM
                                          P.B.DIGITAL




9VCR operation buttons                                               :VAR. SEARCH button
 C/REW button (6)                                                     When this button is pressed during playback,
   This button has the same function as the                           the variable search mode is established, and
   OPERATION lever on the camera recorder                             “1a” is displayed in the viewfinder and on the
   body.                                                              LCD monitor. When the “V” or “B” button
 FF/B button (5)                                                      among the SET buttons ; is pressed, the
   This button has the same function as the                           playback speed is changed.
   OPERATION lever on the camera recorder                             Each time the “V” or “B” button is pressed,
   body.                                                              the playback speed is changed by one setting
 PLAY button (1)                                                      in the following sequence: 1/5a (or 1/3a in
   When this button is pressed in the VCR                             the LP mode), 1a, 2a, 5a, 10a and 20a.
   mode, the tape is played back.                                     Use the “V” button to change the speed in
   When it pressed together with the REC                              the forward direction and the “B” button to
   button, the video signals from the                                 change it in the reverse direction.
   connected component are recorded.
 STILL ADV buttons (E, D)                                            ; SET buttons
   When either button is pressed during tape                           MENU button:
   playback, slow-motion playback results.                               This button has the same function as the
   When it is pressed in the pause status,                               MENU button on the camera recorder
   frame advance playback results.                                       body.
   (E in the reverse direction, D in the                               “V” button:
   forward direction)                                                    When this is pressed in the menu mode,
 INDEX buttons (:, 9)                                                    the items displayed on the menu screen
   When either button is pressed during tape                             are moved upward.
   playback, the start of a recorded section is                          When it is pressed in the search mode, the
   searched.                                                             speed is changed in the forward direction.
   (: in the reverse direction, 9 in the                               “B” button:
   forward direction)                                                    When this is pressed in the menu mode,
 PAUSE button (;)                                                        the items displayed on the menu screen
   This button has the same function as the                              are moved downward.
   OPERATION lever on the camera recorder                                When it is pressed in the search mode, the
   body.                                                                 speed is changed in the reverse direction.
 STOP button ($)                                                       “M” button:
   This button has the same function as the                              Press this in the menu mode to change
   OPERATION lever on the camera recorder                                settings.
   body.




18 (E)
Remote control unit
Installing the battery                             Remote control unit settings
                                                   In order to prevent mistakes made in operations




                                                                                                                                       ENGLISH
                                                   performed using remote control when two
1 While pushing the knob in the direction of the   camera recorders are operated at the same
   arrow, pull out the holder.                     time, the operation buttons on the camera
                                                   recorder and accessory wireless remote control
                                                   unit can be set to work for “VCR1” applications
                                                   and for “VCR2” applications.

                                                   Setting method
2 Insert the battery with the “+” marking face     OWireless remote control unit
                                                     When the STOP ($) and STILL ADV (D)
   up.                                               buttons among the VCR operation buttons
                                                     are pressed at the same time, the operation
                                                     buttons on the remote control unit are set to
                                                     be used for VCR1.
                                                     Similarly, when the STOP ($) and STILL ADV
                                                     (E) buttons among the VCR operation
                                                     buttons are pressed at the same time, the
3 Return the holder to its original position.        operation buttons on the remote control unit
                                                     are set to be used for VCR2.
                                                     When the battery in the remote control unit
                                                     has been replaced, the operation buttons are
                                                     set to be used for VCR1.
                                                   OCamera recorder body
OWhen the battery (CR2025) has completely            Set VCR1 and VCR2 using the REMOTE
 run down, replace it with a new one. (The           item on the setting menu OTHER
 battery life is about one year although it          FUNCTIONS screen. (See page 48)
 depends on how often the remote control unit
 is used.) If the remote control unit is           If the camera recorder body and remote control
 operated near the camera recorder’s remote        unit settings are at variance, “REMOTE” in red
 control sensor and the camera recorder fails      letters lights up and is displayed in the
 to operate, it means that the battery has run     viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
 down.
OKeep batteries out of the reach of small
 children.                                                            OSD
                                                                                  DATE/
                                                                                  TIME
                                                                                           PHOTO
                                                                                            SHOT
                                                                                                        START/
                                                                                                         STOP



                                                                    COUNTER RESET          TITLE             ZOOM

                                                                     MULTI/
                                                                     P-IN-P       REC      A.DUB
                                                                                                   – VOL +




                                                                     C/REW        PLAY     FF/ B


                                                                     STILL ADV PAUSE STILL ADV


                                                                     INDEX        STOP     INDEX


                                                                     SELECT
                                                                                   VAR.                       PB.
                                                                                  SEARCH                     ZOOM

                                                                     STORE
                                                                                            MENU

                                                                                                                SET
                                                                     OFF/ON
                                                           VCR 2                                   ITEM
                                                                                                                      VCR 1
                                                                    P.B.DIGITAL




                                                                                                                              19 (E)
Charging the battery
Fully charge the battery using the AC adapter      Charging and recording times of accessory
before use.                                        battery
It is recommended that a spare battery be kept
                                                       Charging time          Continuous recording time
on hand just in case it is needed.
                                                    Approx. 330 minutes        Approx. 330 (310) minutes


1 Place the battery flat along the         mark    O The table above gives the approximate durations. The
   on the AC adapter, and slide it into              figure in parentheses is the duration when the LCD monitor
   position.                                         is used.
                                                   O The durations in the above table apply when the ambient
   OIf the DC cable is connected to the AC
                                                     temperature is 20°C and the relative humidity is 60%.
     adapter, disconnect it before proceeding.       Charging may take longer at other temperature and
     The battery cannot be charged if this cable     humidity levels.
     is connected.

                                                    O Do not bring metal objects (such as
                                                      necklaces or hairpins) into contact with
                                                      the battery terminals. The terminals
                                                      may short circuit and generate heat, and
                                                      touching them in this condition may
                                                      cause severe burns.
                                                    O The battery heats up during operation and
                                                      during charging, as does the camera
                                                      recorder body.
2 Connect the AC cable to the power outlet.         O If recording and stop operations are
                                                      repeated more than is necessary, the
   OThe “POWER” lamp and “CHARGE” lamp
    on the AC adapter light up, and charging          recording time will be less than the values
    commences.                                        given in the above table.
   OIf the “CHARGE” lamp fails to light when        O Store the battery only when it is fully
    the battery has been mounted, re-mount            discharged. It is recommended that the
    the battery.                                      battery be charged once a year when it is
                                                      being stored long-term and that it be placed
           CHARGE
                                                      back in storage after it has been fully
         POWER                                        discharged using the camera recorder.
                                                    O When the temperature of the battery unit
                                                      has risen to an extremely high level or
                                                      dropped to an extremely low level or when
                                                      the battery is not used for prolonged
                                                      periods of time has become fully
                                                      discharged, the “CHARGE” lamp flashes
3 Upon completion of the charging, the                several times, and charging commences
   “CHARGE” lamp on the AC adapter goes               automatically.
   off.                                             O If the “CHARGE” lamp continues to flash
                                                      even though the battery temperature is
4 Slide the battery out of position and
                                                      normal, consult your dealer as a problem
                                                      may have developed within the battery or
   remove it.
                                                      AC adapter.
                                                    O When the battery is warm, it takes longer
                                                      than usual for the battery to be charged.
                                                    O When the AC adapter is used near a radio,
                                                      the radio sound may be distorted. Use the
                                                      adapter at a distance of at least one meter
                                                      from the radio.
                                                    O Noise may be heard while the AC adapter
                                                      is in use; however, this is normal and not
                                                      indicative of any malfunctioning.
                                                    O The battery cannot be charged while
                                                      supplying power from the AC adapter to the
                                                      camera recorder.
20 (E)
Mounting the battery

1 Raise the viewfinder.                        Removing the battery
                                               While pressing the battery eject button, slide




                                                                                                      ENGLISH
                                               the battery upward to remove.
                                               O Set the POWER switch to OFF, and check
                                                 that the CAMERA/VCR lamp has gone off
                                                 before removing the battery.
                                               O Support the battery with your hand to
                                                 ensure that it will not drop.




                                                                      Battery eject button
2 Push the battery straight in, and slide it
  downward until it clicks into position.
                                                                  1


                                                              2    3




3 Return   the viewfinder to its original
  position.

Supplying power from the AC adapter

1 Raise the viewfinder.
2 Push the battery-type connector on the       1
  DC cable straight in, and slide it
  downward until it clicks into position.


3 Connect the DC cable to the AC adapter.
4 Connect the AC cable to the power outlet.     2
5 Return   the viewfinder to its original
  position.                                                                                  4

Connect the AC adapter correctly as                                       3
shown in the figure.
O The battery cannot be charged while
  supplying power from the AC adapter to the
  camera recorder.


                                                                                             21 (E)
Cassette tapes
Inserting a cassette tape                          O Also, before removing the cassette tape,
                                                     check that the power supply is connected to
 Do not insert or eject a cassette tape by           the camera recorder, then slide the EJECT
 taking hold of the cassette holder alone.           switch.
 Insert or eject the tape with the camera          O If the a cassette is not going to be inserted
 recorder placed on a flat and stable surface        immediately after one has been removed,
 or, alternatively, support the camera recorder      keep the cassette holder closed.
 with both hands so that it will be kept in a      O Do not attempt this operation while
 stable condition even if the cassette holder is     recording is in progress. The cassette
 opened.                                             holder will open but recording will continue,
                                                     so external light and/or dust will adversely
                                                     affect the tape.
1 Check that the power supply (battery or AC
   adapter) is connected to the camera
   recorder.                                       To prevent accidental erasure of recordings
                                                   Set the cassette tab to “SAVE” in order to
2 While pressing the lock release button, slide    prevent what has been recorded on the tape
                                                   from being erased by mistake.
   the EJECT switch in the direction of the
   arrow to open the cassette holder.
                        T
                    EC
                   EJ




                                                                                          REC

                                                                                          SAVE




                            Lock release button


3 Insert the cassette tape as shown in the         $ Use of the following mini DV cassette tapes
                                                     is recommended for this camera recorder:
   figure below.
                                                     AY-DVM30 (30 minutes in the SP mode)
                                                     AY-DVM60 (60 minutes in the SP mode)
                                                    O Do not use 80-minute mini DV cassette
                                                        tapes.
                                                   $ Even when material is shot in the LP mode,
                                                     the picture quality will not deteriorate but
                                                     mosaic-type noise may occur or certain
                                                     restrictions may apply to some of the
                                                     functions.
                                                     In the following cases, mosaic-type noise
                                                     may occur and/or proper operation may not
                                                     be possible.
                                                    O When a tape which was shot by this
4 Push the part marked “   PUSH CLOSE ” to close
                                                        camera recorder in the LP mode is
                                                        played back in another digital video
   the cassette holder securely.
                                                        component
   OOperations cannot be performed while the
                                                    O When a tape which was shot by another
     cassette holder is open.
                                                        digital video component in the LP mode
          PUSH CLOSE
                                                        is played back in this camera recorder
                                                    O When a tape which was shot by this
                                                        camera recorder in the LP mode is
                                                        played back in a digital video component
                                                        which is not equipped with the LP mode
                                                    O When slow or frame advance playback is
                                                        performed
                                                    O When the camera search function is used
                                                   $ Audio dubbing is not possible in the LP
                                                     mode as the track width on the tape is
                                                     narrower than the head width.

22 (E)
Adjusting the hand strap
Adjust the hand strap to match the size of your
hand.




                                                                                            ENGLISH
1 Open the cover, and adjust the strap length.
2 Return the cover to its original position.
   OEnsure that the cover is closed securely
    and tightly.




Attaching the shoulder strap
It is recommended that the shoulder strap be
attached to ensure that you do not drop the
camera recorder.
                                  20 mm or                       20 mm or
                                  more                           more




Mounting the lens hood
Removing the lens hood
OLoosen the fixing screw, and turn the lens                                 Mark
  hood counterclockwise to remove.

Mounting the lens hood                            Fixing screw
OPosition the lens hood so that its mark is
 facing upward, and fit the hood onto the lens.
OTurn the lens hood clockwise, and secure it
 using the fixing screw.




                                                                                   23 (E)
Viewfinders
This camera recorder has two viewfinders: a
viewfinder that uses a small LCD, and a 3.5-
                                                    4 Select YES as the setting for the EVF SET
                                                      item on the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP
inch LCD monitor.                                     screen.
Use the one that better suits the application and     OFor details on the menu operations, refer
the shooting conditions concerned.                       to page 38.
OThe brightness and colour tones may differ
   between the images in the viewfinder and on
   the LCD monitor and the images on a TV           5 Select the EVF COLOUR LEVEL item, tilt
   monitor.                                           the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4
   Use the TV monitor when performing the final       direction, and adjust the colour level of the
   check of the images.                               screen. (If the remote control unit is used,
                                                      press the “M” button among the SET
Using the viewfinder                                  buttons.)
                                                                         V   E
                                                                        E F S T

1 Set   the POWER switch on the camera                         V   O O R E E
                                                              E F C L U L V L
   recorder to ON, and check that an image                         –          – – +
                                                                  [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
   appears in the viewfinder.                                 V   R G T E S
                                                             E F B I H N S
   OKeep the LCD monitor closed.                                 [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                                                                  –          – – +

                                                              V   O T A T
                                                             E F C N R S
2 Position  the viewfinder where its screen
                                                                 [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                                                                  –          – – +

   images can be seen most comfortably.                         U H E U O E U N
                                                               P S M N T R T R
   OThe      viewfinder   can    be     raised
     perpendicularly up to angle of about 90
     degrees.                                       6 Select the EVF BRIGHTNESS item, and tilt
                                                      the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4
                                                      direction to adjust the screen’s brightness.
3 Adjust the diopter adjustment dial in such a        (If the remote control unit is used, press the
   way that the characters on the viewfinder          “M” button among the SET buttons.)
   screen come into sharp focus.
                                    Eye-piece                            V   E
                                                                        E F S T
         Diopter adjustment
         dial                                                 V   O O R E E
                                                             E F C L U L V L
                                                                  –          – – +
                                                                 [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                                                               V   R G T E S
                                                              E F B I H N S
                                                                  [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                                                                   –          – – +

                                                              V   O T A T
                                                             E F C N R S
                                                                 [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                                                                  –          – – +

                                                                U H E U O E U N
                                                               P S M N T R T R



                                                    7 Select the EVF CONTRAST item, tilt the
                                                      OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4 direction,
                                                      and adjust the contrast of the screen. (If the
                                                      remote control unit is used, press the “M”
                                                      button among the SET buttons.)

                                                                         V   E
                                                                        E F S T

                                                              V   O O R E E
                                                             E F C L U L V L
 Do not point the viewfinder’s eye-piece at                       –          – – +
                                                                 [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
 the sun.
                                                              V   R G T E S
                                                             E F B I H N S
 This may damage the internal parts.                             [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                                                                  –          – – +
                                                               V   O T A T
                                                              E F C N R S
                                                                  [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                                                                   –          – – +

                                                                U H E U O E U N
                                                               P S M N T R T R




24 (E)
Viewfinders

8 Press  the MENU button three times to           Using the LCD monitor
  release the menu mode.




                                                                                                      ENGLISH
OThe setting for the EVF SET item can be          1 Set the camera recorder’s POWER switch to
   returned to the factory setting by pressing       ON.
   the COUNTER RESET button when the
   item concerned has been selected so that
   it is possible to change the setting.
                                                  2 Press the OPEN button in the direction of the
                                                     arrow 1 to open the LCD monitor.
OWhen ON is selected as the setting for the
   EVF MODE item on the setting menu
   DISPLAY SETUP screen, images will
   always appear in the viewfinder even when
   the LCD monitor is opened.
O Either colour or monochrome can be
  selected to display the images in the
  viewfinder (EVF COLOUR item on the
  setting menu DISPLAY SETUP screen).
  The resolution is the same with either                                           1
  setting.                                                           2
O When the EVF DTL/END SEARCH button
  is pressed, the outlines of the images in the
  viewfinder are accentuated, and focusing is     3 Position the LCD monitor where its screen
  thereby facilitated.                               images can be seen most comfortably.
                                                     OThe LCD monitor can be rotated up to 180
                                                       degrees toward the lens and up to 90
Attaching the eye cup                                  degrees toward you.
To attach the eye cup, align the projections           Do not allow an unreasonable amount
on the eye cup holder and eye cup, and fit the         of force to be applied to the LCD
holder and eye cup together.                           monitor while it is open. Doing so may
O Turning the eye cup after attaching it to its        cause the unit to malfunction.
  holder may cause the holder to become
  disengaged.
  If the eye cup holder becomes disengaged,
  refer to the procedure described in
  “Viewfinder maintenance” (page 68) to
  reattach it.
                       Eye cup holder
                                                      180°                             90°
                                 Eye cup


                                                  4 Select YES as the setting for the LCD SET
                                                     item on the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP
                                                     screen.
                                                     OFor details on the menu operations, refer
                                                        to page 38.


                        Projection




                                                                                             25 (E)
Viewfinders

5 Select the LCD COLOUR LEVEL item, and 8 Press              the MENU button three times to
   tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4             release the menu mode.
   direction to adjust the screen’s colour level.
   (If the remote control unit is used, press the
                                                    OThe setting for the LCD SET item can be
   “M” button among the SET buttons.)
                                                       returned to the factory setting by pressing
                     L D S T
                      C   E                            the COUNTER RESET button when the
                                                       item concerned has been selected so that
           L D C L U L V L
            C   O O R E E                              it is possible to change the setting.
                –          –– +
               [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                                                    O When closing the LCD monitor, ensure that
          L D B I H N S
           C   R G T E S                              it is closed properly.
              [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
               –          –– +                      O When the LCD monitor has been turned
          L D C N R S
           C   O T A T                                toward the lens (for face-to-face shooting),
              [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
               –          –– +                        both the viewfinder and LCD monitor light
            P S M N T R T R
             U H E U O E U N                          up at the same time.
                                                    O When the EVF DTL/END SEARCH button
                                                      is pressed, the outlines of the images on
                                                      the LCD monitor are accentuated, and
6 Select the LCD BRIGHTNESS item, and tilt            focusing is thereby facilitated.
   the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4
   direction to adjust the screen’s brightness.
   (If the remote control unit is used, press the
   “M” button among the SET buttons.)

                      C   E
                     L D S T

           C   O O R E E
          L D C L U L V L
               –          –– +
              [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
            C   R G T E S
           L D B I H N S
               [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                –          –– +

           C   O T A T
          L D C N R S
              [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
               –          –– +

             U H E U O E U N
            P S M N T R T R




7 Select the LCD CONTRAST item, tilt the
   OPERATION lever in 3 or 4 directions, and
   adjust the contrast of the screen. (If the
   remote control unit is used, press the “M”
   button among the SET buttons.)

                      C   E
                     L D S T

           C   O O R E E
          L D C L U L V L
               –
              [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                          –– +

           C   R G T E S
          L D B I H N S
              [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
               –          –– +
            C   O T A T
           L D C N R S
               [ ]? ? ? ? – – [ ]
                –          –– +

             U H E U O E U N
            P S M N T R T R




26 (E)
Setting the calendar
Presented below is a sample setting where the
calendar is set to December 25, 2003 and the
                                                     5 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4
                                                       direction and set MONTH to DEC.




                                                                                                        ENGLISH
time is set to 5:20 PM.                                (If the remote control unit is used, press the
                                                       “M” button among the SET buttons.)
1 Set the camera recorder’s POWER switch to                              L C   E
                                                                        C O K S T
    ON.
                                                                        E R 0 3
                                                                       Y A 2 0
2   Select YES as the setting for the CLOCK
                                                                       M N H D C
                                                                        O T
                                                                       D Y
                                                                        A
                                                                              E
                                                                              24
    SET item on the setting menu OTHER                                  O R
                                                                       H U    13
                                                                        I .
                                                                       M N     7
    FUNCTIONS screen.
    OFor details on the menu operations, refer
      to page 38.
                                                                  U H E U O E U N
                                                                 P S M N T R T R
                      L C   E
                     C O K S T

                          0 0
                     E R 2 0
                    Y A
                    M N H A R
                     O T
                    D Y
                     A
                           P
                           24
                                                     6 In   the same way, press “;” of the
                                                       OPERATION lever, and move the setting
                     O R
                    H U    13
                    M N
                     I .    7                          item to DAY, HOUR and MIN.
                                                       (If the remote control unit is used, press the
                                                       “B” button among the SET buttons.)

              U H E U O E U N
             P S M N T R T R
                                                     7 Similarly, tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3
                                                       or 4 direction and set 25 for DAY, 17 for
3 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4               HOUR and 20 for MIN.
    direction and set YEAR to 2003.                    (If the remote control unit is used, press the
    (If the remote control unit is used, press the     “M” button among the SET buttons.)
    “M” button among the SET buttons.)
                                                                         L C   E
                                                                        C O K S T
                      L C   E
                     C O K S T
                                                                        E R 0 3
                                                                       Y A 2 0
                      E R 2 0
                     Y A   0 3                                          O T   E
                                                                       M N H D C
                     O T   P
                    M N H A R                                           A
                                                                       D Y    25
                    D Y
                     A     24                                           O R
                                                                       H U    17
                    H U
                     O R   13                                           I .
                                                                       M N    20
                     I .
                    M N     7



                                                                  U H E U O E U N
                                                                 P S M N T R T R
              U H E U O E U N
             P S M N T R T R
                                                       The 24-hour system is used to display the
    The year can be set from 2000 to 2089.             hours.


4 Press “;” of the OPERATION lever, and 8 Press               the MENU button three times to
    move the setting item to MONTH.                    release the menu mode.
    (If the remote control unit is used, press the
    “B” button among the SET buttons.)
                                                      An error will develop in the time, so check
                     C O K S T
                      L C   E                         whether the correct time is displayed before
                                                      shooting.
                     E R 0 3
                    Y A 2 0
                           P
                    M N H A R
                     O T
                     A
                    D Y    24
                     O R
                    H U    13
                     I .
                    M N     7




              U H E U O E U N
             P S M N T R T R




                                                                                              27 (E)
Charging the internal battery
The date and time are stored in the memory
using the internal battery. When the “        ”
display appears in the viewfinder and on the
LCD monitor screens, it means that the internal
battery has run down.
Recharge it by following the steps below.
Upon completion of charging, reset the date and
time.


1 Connect      the AC adapter to the camera
   recorder.




  1




   2

                                           4


                               3


2 Return the viewfinder to its original position.
3 Leave the camera recorder’s POWER switch
   at the OFF position.


4 Keep the camera recorder like this for about
   4 hours.
   OThe internal battery is charged during this
     time.




28 (E)
Setting the electronic shutter
Shutter speeds which can be set




                                                                                                                                       ENGLISH
                                                     Shutter speeds which can be selected using SPEED SEL button
                          Standard (OFF)
 Progressive mode
                           shutter speed       SYNCHRO SCAN                                Shutter speed settings

     OFF (50i)                 1/50            1/50.2 --- 1/248.0              1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000

       25P                     1/50            1/25.1 --- 1/248.0               1/25, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000



1 Each time the SHUTTER button is pressed,
   the standard (OFF) shutter speed and the
   shutter speed selected by the SPEED SEL
   button are selected alternately.


2 After pressing the SHUTTER button, press                                      1/ 1 2 0

   the SPEED SEL button to select the shutter
   speed.
   Each time the SPEED SEL button is                                If a setting other than OFF has been selected for the OTHER
   pressed, the shutter speed changes by one                        DISPLAY item on the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP screen,
   setting in the following sequence.                               the current shutter speed setting is displayed in the viewfinder
                                                                    and on the LCD monitor. However, it is not displayed if the
     When the progressive mode is OFF (50i)                         standard (OFF) shutter speed has been set.

        SYNCHRO
                            1/60       1/120       1/250
          SCAN                                                      The luminance level of artificial lighting—
                                                                    particularly that of fluorescent lights and
                 1/2000       1/1000       1/500                    mercury lamps—changes in synchronization
     In the progressive mode (25P)                                  with the power line frequency. Especially in
        SYNCHRO                                                     areas with a power line frequency of 60 Hz, the
                            1/25       1/60        1/120
          SCAN                                                      vertical sync frequency (approx. 50 Hz) of the
                                                                    camera recorder and frequency of the lighting
                 1/1000       1/500        1/250                    (60 Hz) will interfere with each other, possibly
   OThe higher the shutter speed, the lower                         causing the white balance to change cyclically.
    the sensitivity of the camera.                                  When shooting under artificial lighting or when
   OWhen the iris is controlled automatically, it                   adjusting the white balance, set the shutter
    opens more and more and the depth of                            speed as shown below.
    focus becomes shallower and shallower
    as the shutter speed increases.                                                                         Shutter speed
   OEven when the SHUTTER button is                                  Progressive mode
                                                                                                    60 Hz               50 Hz
    pressed while the slow shutter mode (see
    page 30) is established, “INVALID”                                    OFF (50i)                  1/60             OFF (1/50)
    appears in the viewfinder and on the LCD                                 25P                     1/60             OFF (1/50)
    monitor, and it is not possible to switch to
    the above shutter speed.
    First, release the slow shutter mode using
    the USER button to which SLOWSHUT
    was allocated, and then set to the above
    shutter speed.




                                                                                                                            29 (E)
Setting the electronic shutter
Slow shutter mode                                         OEven if the USER button to which
                                                           SLOWSHUT has been allocated is
                                                           pressed while the shutter speed set using
1 Allocate SLOWSHUT to the USER1, USER2                    the SPEED SEL button is being used (see
   or USER3 item from the setting menu SW                  page 29), “INVALID” appears in the
   MODE screen. (See page 42)                              viewfinder and on the LCD monitor, and it
                                                           is not possible to switch to the slow shutter
                                                           mode.
2 The slow shutter mode is established by                  First, set to the standard (OFF) status
   pressing the USER button to which
                                                           using the SHUTTER button, and then
   SLOWSHUT has been allocated. Each time
                                                           establish the slow shutter mode.
   the SPEED SEL button is pressed, the
   shutter speed changes in the sequences
   shown below.

     When the progressive mode is OFF (50i)
         1/3    1/6     1/12     1/25


                                                                  SLOW 1/ 3



     When the progressive mode is established (25P)
         1/3    1/6     1/12
                                                      When a setting other than OFF has been selected for the
                                                      OTHER DISPLAY item on the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP
                                                      screen, the currently set slow shutter speed is displayed in the
                                                      viewfinder and on the LCD monitor screen.
   OWhen the slow shutter mode is
    established, “PROCESSING...” appears in           Synchro scan
    the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor for         The shutter speed of synchro scan used when
    the prescribed period, and the various            shooting TV screens or computer monitor
    settings for the slow shutter mode are            screens is set using the SYNCHRO SCAN item
    performed.                                        on the setting menu CAMERA SETUP screen.
   OWhen the USER button to which                     (See page 41)
    SLOWSHUT has been allocated is                    OWhen the shutter is adjusted to suit the
    pressed again, the slow shutter mode is             frequency of a TV screen or computer
    released, and operation returns to the              monitor screen, the horizontal noise that
    mode immediately before the slow shutter            occurs when shooting TV screens is
    mode was established.                               minimized.
   OWhen the power is turned off and turned
    back on while the slow shutter mode is
    established, the normal mode is                    The setting for progressive mode can be
    established.                                       switched with the PROGRESSIVE item on
   OThe gain cannot be controlled in the slow          the SCENE FILE screen of the setting menu.
    shutter mode. It is controlled at the fixed        (See page 41)
    value (0 dB).
   OThe slow shutter mode settings cannot be
    changed or released during recording.




30 (E)
White balance and black balance
Adjusting the white balance                          If it has not been possible to adjust the white
The white balance must always be re-adjusted         balance automatically, an error message




                                                                                                                  ENGLISH
when the lighting conditions have changed.           appears in the viewfinder and on the LCD
                                                     monitor screen.
The white balance adjustment values can be           OWhen the ATW (Auto Tracking White)
stored in the memory at the A and B positions of         function is operating, the white balance
the WHITE BAL switch.                                    cannot be adjusted automatically.
Use A or B, whichever better suits the shooting
conditions concerned.                                        Message that appears when adjustment is not
                                                             possible
The 3200K and 5600K white balance values
have been stored in the memory at the PRST
                                                                        AWB Ach NG
position of the WHITE BAL switch.
When the AWB button is pressed while the
WHITE BAL switch is at the PRST position, the
current white balance value is displayed.               Error
                                                                                Countermeasure
When the AWB button is pressed again, the              message

3200K and 5600K white balance values are             LOW LIGHT     Increase the amount of light. Alternatively,
selected alternately.                                              boost the gain.
Use 3200K or 5600K, whichever better suits the       LEVEL OVER Reduce the amount of light. Alternatively,
shooting conditions concerned when, for                         lower the gain.
instance, there is no time to adjust the white
balance.
                                                     If one of the above error messages has
                                                     appeared,     implement     the    suggested
1 Set the shutter speed.                             countermeasure, and then try adjusting the
                                                     white balance again.
                                                     If the error message persists even after
2 Place a white pattern in a location subject to     repeated attempts at adjustment, consult your
   the same conditions as the lighting source of     dealer.
   the subject, zoom in on it, and fill the whole
   screen with white.
   A white object (white cloth or white wall) near
   the subject may be used instead of the white
   pattern.
   OEnsure that there are no high-luminance
     spotlights on the screen.


3 The WHITE BAL switch can be set to the A
   or B position and white balance values here
   can be stored in the memory.
   Set the switch to the position (A or B) where
   the white balance adjustment value is to be
   stored, and press the AWB button.
   OIt takes a few seconds to complete the
      adjustment.
      (The following messages appear on the
      screen.)

       Message that appears while adjustment is
       underway

                AWB Ach ACTIVE


       Message that appears upon completion of the
       adjustment

                  AWB Ach OK



                                                                                                       31 (E)
White balance and black balance
Adjusting the black balance                            ATW (Auto Tracking White)
                                                       function
There is normally no need to re-adjust the black
balance. Adjustment is required only in the            The ATW function can be allocated to the
following cases.                                       WHITE BAL switch (A, B or PRST position)
OWhen the camera recorder is to be used for            using the ATW item on the setting menu SW
   the first time                                      MODE screen. (See page 42)
OWhen the camera recorder is to be used after          Similarly, the ATW function can be allocated to
   it has not been used for an extended period         the AUTO button using the ATW item on the
OWhen the camera recorder is to be used in a           setting menu AUTO SW screen. (See page 43)
   situation where the ambient temperature will
   vary significantly                                  When material is shot using the ATW function, it
OWhen the standard (OFF) shutter speed or              is recorded while the white balance is being
   slow shutter mode has been selected                 continually adjusted automatically.
OWhen the progressive mode has been                    OThe ATW function automatically identifies the
   switched to the standard (50i) mode or vice            shooting environment and adjusts the white
   versa                                                  balance optimally. In some environments, a
                                                          slight adjustment error may arise.
The white balance is adjusted automatically by            If an extremely accurate white balance
pressing the AWB button.                                  adjustment is required, adjust the white
If the button is then held down, the black                balance by following the instructions on the
balance is adjusted.                                      previous page.

OWhen the AWB button is pressed, the white
 balance is adjusted first. Therefore, ensure
 that the conditions under which the white
 balance is adjusted are satisfied before
 pressing the button.
OWhile recording is in progress, the black
 balance cannot be adjusted.

         Message that appears while adjustment is
         underway

                    ABB ACTIVE


         Message that appears upon completion of the
         adjustment

                      ABB END




32 (E)
Setting the time data
Setting the user’s bit
By setting the user’s bit, memos (dates, times)
                                                     5 The screen shown below appears.        Set the
                                                       user’s bit using the OPERATION lever.




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and other information consisting of up to 8 digits     Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4
in hexadecimal notation can be recorded on the         direction, select the user’s bit characters,
sub-code track. The user’s bit settings are            press “;” of the OPERATION lever, and
automatically stored in the memory and retained        move to the next digit.
even after the power has been turned off.              OThe numbers 0 to 9 and letters A to F can
                                                          be used as the user’s bit characters.
1 Set the camera recorder’s POWER switch to            OWhen the COUNTER RESET button is
                                                          pressed on the screen shown below, the
   ON.
                                                          user’s bit is reset to zero.

2 Select  USER as the setting for the UB                                 B R S T
                                                                        U P E E
   MODE item on the setting menu
   RECORDING SETUP screen.                                           0 0000000
   OFor details on the menu operations, refer
     to page 38.
                                                                         PS LY
                                                                       +:UHPA
                 E O D N   E U
                R C R I G S T P                                          PS TP
                                                                       –:UHSO
               :                                                       E:UH TL
                                                                      SLPS SIL
          C
         TG                      RE U
                              H FE RN
                                                                 U H E U O E U N
                                                                P S M N T R T R
          IS E
         FRTRCTC                 RST
                              H PEE

          C RST
         T PEE           ––
                      H ––
         U MD
          B OE
             DT
              AE    C
                   TG
                      H UE
                         SR TM
                             IE
                          R.AE
                         FMRT
                                                     6 Upon completion of the user’s bit setting,
         U PEE
          B RST       H ––
                         ––
                                                       press the MENU button. The screen shown
             ;                                         below appears. Tilt the OPERATION lever
           P S M N T R T R
            U H E U O E U N                            in the 4 direction, select YES, and press
                                                       “;” of the OPERATION lever.

3 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 4 direction                            B R S T
                                                                        U P E E
   and move to the UB PRESET item.
                 E O D N
                R C R I G S T P
                           E U                                  RST K
                                                               PEE O?
               :                                                  N   – . UH TL
                                                                   O –– PS SIL
          C
         TG                      RE U
                              H FE RN                              E
                                                                  YS
          IS E
         FRTRCTC                 RST
                              H PEE

          C RST
         T PEE                   ––
                              H ––
          B OE
         U MD                    SR
                              H UE

         U PEE
          B RST         –– E
                      H –– YS
               ;
             P S M N T R T R
              U H E U O E U N
                                                     7 Press the MENU button twice to release the
                                                       menu mode.

4 Press “;” of the OPERATION lever, and
   move “1” to YES.

                 E O D N   E U
                R C R I G S T P
               :
          C
         TG                      RE U
                              H FE RN

          IS E
         FRTRCTC                 RST
                              H PEE

          C RST
         T PEE                   ––
                              H ––
          B OE
         U MD                    SR
                              H UE

         U PEE
          B RST         –– YS
                       –– H E
               ;
              U H E U O E U N
             P S M N T R T R




                                                                                              33 (E)
Setting the time data
Setting the time code                               4 Press “;” of the OPERATION lever, and
                                                      move “1” to YES.
The various settings related to the time code are
performed using the following items on the                              C R S T
                                                                       T P E E
setting menu RECORDING SETUP screen.                             :
OTCG item                                                    C
                                                            TG                    RE U
                                                                               H FE RN
OFIRST REC TC item                                           IS E
                                                            FRTRCTC               RST
                                                                               H PEE
OTC PRESET item                                                                   –– YS
                                                                                 –– H E
                                                             C RST
                                                            T PEE
O1394 TC REGEN item (appears in the VCR                      B OE
                                                            U MD                  SR
                                                                               H UE
  mode)
                                                             B RST
                                                            U PEE         ––
                                                                       H ––
                                                                ;
For further details, refer to page 45.                         U H E U O E U N
                                                              P S M N T R T R
OWhen ON has been selected as the setting
  for the 1394 TC REGEN item in the VCR
  mode, the settings of the items listed above      5 The screen shown below appears.      Set the
  cannot be changed.                                  time code value using the OPERATION
                                                      lever.
How to select the TC PRESET item setting              Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4
When the time code at the start of the recording      direction, select the time code value, press
is to be recorded using the value specified by        “;” of the OPERATION lever, and move to
the user as its initial value, set the time code      the next digit.
value using the TC PRESET item.                       OWhen the COUNTER RESET button is
                                                         pressed on the screen shown below, the
                                                         time code value is reset to zero.
1 Set the camera recorder’s POWER switch to
   ON.                                                                  C R S T
                                                                       T P E E



2 Select PRESET as the setting for the FIRST                           h00s0
                                                                     00 0 m 0 0 f
   REC TC item on the setting menu
   RECORDING SETUP screen.
   OFor details on the menu operations, refer                           PS LY
                                                                      +:UHPA
                                                                        PS TP
                                                                      –:UHSO
     to page 38.                                                      E:UH TL
                                                                     SLPS SIL

                     C R S T
                    T P E E                                     U H E U O E U N
                                                               P S M N T R T R
               :
          C
         TG                     RE U
                             H FE RN

          IS E
         FRTRCTC                EE
                               RGN                  6 Upon completion of the time code value
                             H PEE
                                RST                   setting, press the MENU button. The screen
          C RST
         T PEE                  ––
                             H ––                     shown below appears. Tilt the OPERATION
          B OE
         U MD                   SR
                             H UE
                                                      lever in the 4 direction, select YES, and
          B RST
         U PEE         ––
                    H ––                              press “;” of the OPERATION lever.
             ;
            U H E U O E U N
           P S M N T R T R
                                                                        C R S T
                                                                       T P E E



3 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 4 direction                  RST K
                                                              PEE O?
   and move to the TC PRESET item.                               N   – . UH TL
                                                                  O –– PS SIL
                                                                  E
                                                                 YS
                     C R S T
                    T P E E
               :
          C
         TG                     RE U
                             H FE RN

          IS E
         FRTRCTC                RST
                             H PEE

         T PEE
          C RST                 –– E
                             H –– YS
          B OE
         U MD                   SR
                             H UE

         U PEE
          B RST     H ––
                       ––
                                                    7 Press the MENU button twice to release the
             ;
                                                      menu mode.
            U H E U O E U N
           P S M N T R T R




34 (E)
Scene files
The settings selected to suit various shooting
                                                      F1: SCENE
situations are stored in the positions of the
                                                        File containing the settings suited to




                                                                                                         ENGLISH
scene file dial. During shooting, the required file
                                                        standard shooting
can be read out in an instant using this dial.
                                                      F2: SCENE FLUO.
                                                        File containing the settings suited to
The following files were stored as factory
                                                        shooting where consideration is given to
settings prior to shipment.
                                                        the characteristics of fluorescent lights (for
                                                        shooting indoors, etc.)
OEven when a scene file has been changed
                                                      F3: SCENE SPARK
 during recording, the progressive mode will
                                                        File containing the settings suited to
 not be changed.
                                                        shooting for accentuating the subjects (for
 To change this mode, establish the recording
                                                        shooting wedding receptions, etc.)
 standby mode.
                                                      F4: SCENE B-STR
                                                        File containing the settings suited to
                                                        shooting with extended gradations for the
                                                        dark areas (for shooting scenes at dusk,
                                                        etc.)
                                                      F5: SCENE 25P
                                                        File containing the settings suited to
                                                        cinema-like shooting using the progressive
                                                        25P mode
                                                        (The V DETAIL FREQ item on the SCENE
                                                        FILE setting menu screen is set to THICK.)
                                                      F6: SCENE CINE
                                                        File containing the settings suited to
                                                        cinema-like shooting using the progressive
                                                        25P mode
                                                        (The V DETAIL FREQ item on the SCENE
                                                        FILE setting menu screen is set to THIN.)




                                                                                                35 (E)
Scene files
Changing the scene file settings                   6 The screen shown below appears.         Set a
                                                     filename consisting of six characters using
Scene file settings can be changed.                  the OPERATION lever.
In addition, scene files in which changes have       OCharacters which can be set
been made can be stored in the positions of the          ) (space), letters A to Z, numbers 0 to 9,
scene file dial.                                         :, ;, <, =, >, ?, @, [, ¥, ], ^, _

                                                                       A E D T
                                                                      N M E I
1 Set the camera recorder’s POWER switch to
   ON.                                                           W OIIN 1
                                                                S PSTO F


2 Turn the scene file dial, and select the scene
   file in which changes are to be made.                               PS LY
                                                                     +:UHPA
                                                                       PS TP
                                                                     –:UHSO
                                                                     E:UH TL
                                                                    SLPS SIL
3 Change    the item on the setting menu
                                                               U H E U O E U N
                                                              P S M N T R T R
   SCENE FILE screen.
   OFor details on the menu operations, refer
     to page 38.
                                                   7 Upon completion of the filename setting,
                                                     press the MENU button.
4 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 4 direction
   and move to the NAME EDIT item.                 8 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 4 direction
                    S E E F :
                     C N   1                         and move to the SAVE/INIT item.
            :                                                      C N   1 222222
                                                                  S E E F :
           EAL RQ
         VDTI FE              HN
                              TI
                                                              :
         PORSIE
          RGESV              H OF
                                F                            EAL RQ
                                                           VDTI FE               HN
                                                                                 TI

         NM EI
          AE DT                 –– E
                             H –– YS                        RGESV
                                                           PORSIE                 F
                                                                               H OF
          AEII
         SV/NT                  ––
                             H ––
                                                            AE DT
                                                           NM EI                  ––
                                                                               H ––
                                                           SV/NT
                                                            AEII                  –– E
                                                                               H –– YS

             U H E U O E U N
            P S M N T R T R

                                                               U H E U O E U N
                                                              P S M N T R T R

5 Press “;” of the OPERATION lever, and
   move “1” to YES.                                9 Press “;” of the OPERATION lever, and
                                                     move “1” to YES.
                     C N   1
                    S E E F :
            :                                                      C N   1 222222
                                                                  S E E F :
           EAL RQ
         VDTI FE              HN
                              TI
                                                              :
         PORSIE
          RGESV              H OF
                                F                            EAL RQ
                                                           VDTI FE               HN
                                                                                 TI

         NM EI
          AE DT                 –– YS
                               –– H E                       RGESV
                                                           PORSIE                 F
                                                                               H OF
          AEII
         SV/NT                  ––
                             H ––
                                                            AE DT
                                                           NM EI                  ––
                                                                               H ––
                                                           SV/NT
                                                            AEII                  –– YS
                                                                                 –– H E

             U H E U O E U N
            P S M N T R T R

                                                               U H E U O E U N
                                                              P S M N T R T R




36 (E)
Scene files

10 The screen shown below appears. Press         To return the scene file settings to the factory
    “;” of the OPERATION lever, and move         settings, select INITIAL in step 10, and then




                                                                                                    ENGLISH
    “1” to YES.                                  perform the same steps 11 to 13.
                I E 1 222222
               F L F :

        SV
         AE                    –– E
                            H –– YS
         NTA
        IIIL                   ––
                            H ––




            U H E U O E U N
           P S M N T R T R



11 The screen shown below appears. Tilt the
    OPERATION lever in the 4 direction,
    select YES, and press “;” of the
    OPERATION lever.

                I E 1 222222
               F L F :


           AE
          SV ?

             NO    – . UH TL
                  –– PS SIL
              E
             YS




12 A beep sounds ten times in succession,
    the following message appears, and the
    scene file changes are completed.




                        AE
                       SV

                   OPEE
                  CMLTD!




13 Press the MENU button three times to
    release the menu mode.


If the menu mode is released without saving
the changes, the original scene file settings
will be restored when operation is switched to
the VCR mode or the power is turned off.




                                                                                           37 (E)
Setting menus
The camera recorder’s settings can be changed
to suit the scenes to be shot or what is to be
                                                     4 Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4
                                                       direction, and move the highlighted part to
recorded using the setting menus.                      the function which is to be set.
                                                       (If the remote control unit is used, press the
Operation method                                       “V” or “B” button among the SET buttons.)
                                                            Example:
1 In any operation mode except the shooting                         T E   U C I N
                                                                   O H R F N T O S
    mode or recording mode, press the MENU
    button.                                                   E O E
                                                             R M T               C 1
                                                                               HV R
    The menu mode is established, and the
    function screen shown below appears in the                V O T O
                                                             D C N R L           F
                                                                               HO F
    viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.                        V M    E
                                                             D C D S L           E
                                                                               HR C P
                                                              E   A P
                                                             R C L M             F
                                                                                O F    R N
                                                                                      F O T
         [Camera mode]                                                           E R   O H
                                                                                R A HB T
                                                              E P O N
                                                             B E S U D         HON
                       A E A E U
                      C M R M N                                  ;
                                                                U H E U O E U N
                                                               P S M N T R T R
            . C N   I E
           1 S E E F L
            . A E A E U
           2 C M R S T P
            . W O E
           3 S M D
           4 A T S
            . U O W
           5 R C R I G S T P
            . E O D N   E U
                                                     5 Press “;” of the OPERATION lever, and
           6 D S L Y S T P
            . I P A   E U
                                                       move “1 ” to the setting which is to be
           7 O H R F N T O S
            . T E   U C I N                            changed.
                                                       (If the remote control unit is used, press the
               P S M N T E I
                U H E U O X T                          “M” button among the SET buttons.)

         [VCR mode]                                    To change a numerical value, for example,
                    V R F N T O S
                     C   U C I N                       move “1 ” to the position of the value to be
                                                       changed, tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3
           1 P A B C F N T O S
            . L Y A K U C I N                          or 4 direction, and change the setting.
            . E O D N   E U
           2 R C R I G S T P                           (If the remote control unit is used, press the
            . V N O T E U
           3 A I / U S T P
           4 D S L Y S T P
            . I P A   E U                              “V” or “B” button among the SET buttons.)
            . T E   U N T O S
           5 O H R F I C I N
                                                            Example:

                                                                    T E   U C I N
                                                                   O H R F N T O S

                U H E U O X T
               P S M N T E I                                  E O E
                                                             R M T               C 1
                                                                               HV R

                                                              V O T O
                                                             D C N R L           F
                                                                               HO F
2   Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 3 or 4                    V M    E
                                                             D C D S L           E
                                                                               HR C P
    direction, and move the highlighted part to              R C L M
                                                              E   A P            F    R N
                                                                                O F HF O T
    the function which is to be set.                                             E R B T
                                                                                R A   O H
                                                              E P O N
                                                             B E S U D         HON
    (If the remote control unit is used, press the               ;
    “V” or “B” button among the SET buttons.)                   U H E U O E U N
                                                               P S M N T R T R


3 Press “;” of the OPERATION lever, and 6 To change another item, repeat steps 4 and
  display the setting item.
    (If the remote control unit is used, press the
                                                       5.
                                                       To exit the settings, press the MENU button
    “M” button among the SET buttons.)
                                                       to return to the function screen.
         Example:

                O H R F N T O S
                 T E   U C I N
                                                     7 To change another function, repeat steps 2
          R M T
           E O E              C
                             V 1 C 2
                            HV R V R                   to 5.
                              F
                             O F                       To exit the menu mode, press the MENU
           V O T O
          D C N R L           F
                            HO F
                                                       button to return to the normal screen.
           V M    E
          D C D S L           E
                            HR C P
           E   A P
          R C L M             O H
                            HB T

           E P O N
          B E S U D HON
              ;
             U H E U O E U N
            P S M N T R T R


38 (E)
Setting menus
Configuration of setting menus




                                                                       ENGLISH
Menus in the camera mode
      SCENE FILE                             DETAIL LEVEL
                                             V DETAIL LEVEL
      CAMERA SETUP         SYNCRO SCAN
                                             DETAIL CORING
                           ASPECT CONV
                                             CHROMA LEVEL
                           COLOUR BAR
                                             CHROMA PHASE
      SW MODE              MID GAIN          COLOUR TEMP
                           HIGH GAIN         MASTER PED
                           ATW               A. IRIS LEVEL
                           HANDLE ZOOM       GAMMA
                           IRIS DIAL         KNEE
                           USER1             MATRIX
                           USER2             SKIN TONE DTL
                           USER3             V DETAIL FREQ
      AUTO SW              A. IRIS           PROGRESSIVE
                           AGC               NAME EDIT
                           ATW               SAVE/INIT
                           AF
      RECORDING SETUP                        REC SPEED
      DISPLAY SETUP        ZEBRA DETECT 1    AUDIO REC
                           ZEBRA DETECT 2    MIC ALC
                           MARKER            MIC GAIN 1
                           VIDEO OUT OSD     MIC GAIN 2
                           DATE/TIME         TCG
                           LEVEL METER       FIRST REC TC
                           ZOOM•FOCUS        TC PRESET
                           TAPE•BATTERY      UB MODE
                           OTHER DISPLAY     UB PRESET
                                             INTERVAL REC
                           LCD BACKLIGHT     REC TIME
                           LCD SET
                                             INTERVAL TIME
                           EVF SET
                           SELF SHOOT
                           EVF MODE
                           EVF COLOUR
      OTHER FUNCTIONS                        REMOTE
                                             DV CONTROL
                                             DV CMD SEL
                                             REC LAMP
                                             BEEP SOUND
                                             CLOCK SET
                                             TIME SHIFT
                                             TAPE PROTECT
                                             USER FILE
Menus in the VCR mode                        HOUR METER

      PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS   END SEARCH
                           32K(12bit)AUDIO
                           AUDIO OUT
      RECORDING SETUP                        REC SPEED
                                             AUDIO REC
      AV IN/OUT SETUP      A DUB INPUT
                                             1394 TC REGEN
                           DV OUT
                                             TCG
      DISPLAY SETUP        DATE/TIME         FIRST REC TC
                           LEVEL METER       TC PRESET
                           TAPE•BATTERY      1394 UB REGEN
                           OTHER DISPLAY     UB MODE
                           VIDEO OUT OSD     UB PRESET
                           CAMERA DATA
                           LCD BACKLIGHT
                           LCD SET
                           EVF SET
                           EVF MODE
      OTHER FUNCTIONS                        REMOTE
                                             CLOCK SET
                                             TIME SHIFT
                                             USER FILE
                                             HOUR METER

                                                              39 (E)
Setting menus
SCENE FILE screen
      Item/                                                            Item/
                            Description of settings                                          Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                   (display mode)

DETAIL LEVEL      For adjusting the detail amount.                GAMMA            For selecting the gamma curve.
(Camera)          –7 --- 0 --- +7                                 (Camera)         LOW:
                                                                                      Using a gamma curve with a moderate
V DETAIL          For adjusting the strength of the outline
                                                                                      gradient for the low-luminance areas, the
(Camera)          compensation in the vertical direction of the
                                                                                      images are given a calm, composed look.
                  images.
                                                                                      A sharp touch is conveyed by the contrast.
                  –7 --- 0 --- +7
                                                                                   NORM:
DTL CORING        For adjusting the level at which the noise in                       Standard images are produced.
(Camera)          the detail signals is to be eliminated.                          HIGH:
                  –7 --- 0 --- +7                                                     Using a gamma curve with a sharp
                  When this is adjusted in the “–” direction,                         gradient for the low-luminance areas, the
                  clearer images are produced but the noise                           gradations of the dark areas are
                  increases slightly.                                                 extended to make them appear brighter.
                  When it is adjusted in the “+” direction, the                       A soft touch is conveyed by the contrast.
                  noise decreases.                                                 B.PRESS:
                                                                                      Images giving the sense of a sharper contrast
CHROMA LEVEL For adjusting the chroma level.
                                                                                      than at the LOW setting are produced.
(Camera)     –7 --- 0 --- +7
                                                                                   CINE-LIKE:
CHROMA         For finely adjusting the chroma phase.                                 The gamma curve which gives the
PHASE (Camera) –7 --- 0 --- +7                                                        images a cinema-like finish is used.
                                                                                      Images with less noise than at the
COLOUR TEMP       For finely adjusting the colour temperature
                                                                                      CINE_LIKE_D setting are produced.
(Camera)          (for performing fine adjustments after the
                                                                                   CINE-LIKE_D:
                  white balance has been adjusted).
                                                                                      The dynamic range is higher than at the
                  –7 --- 0 --- +7
                                                                                      CINELIKE setting.
MASTER PED        For adjusting the black master pedestal                          CINE-LIKE_V:
(Camera)          which serves as the video reference.                                This uses the gamma curve for finishing
                  –15 --- 0 --- +15                                                   the images into movie-like images where
A. IRIS LEVEL     For setting the auto iris target value.                             priority is given to contrast.
(Camera)          –4 --- 0 --- +4                                                   In order to make full use of the CINE-
                                                                                    LIKE gamma characteristics, it is
                                                                                    recommended that the lens iris be set
                                                                                    lower (by approx. 1/2) than the regular
                                                                                    video level.

                                                                  KNEE             For setting the level (knee point) at which
                                                                  (Camera)         the high-brightness video signals sensed by
                                                                                   the CCD are to be compressed in order to
                                                                                   minimize colour saturation in the highlights
                                                                                   of the image.
                                                                                   AUTO: The knee point is set automatically in
                                                                                          accordance with the signals sensed.
                                                                                   LOW: The knee point is set on the low side
                                                                                          (with compression starting from
                                                                                          around 80%).
                                                                                   MID: The knee point is set at an interim value
                                                                                          (with compression starting from around
                                                                                          90%).
                                                                                   HIGH: The knee point is set on the high side
                                                                                          (with compression starting from around
                                                                                          100%).
                                                                  MATRIX           For selecting the matrix table and
                                                                  (Camera)         expressing the colours during shooting.
                                                                                   NORM1:     Colors suited to shooting
                                                                                              outdoors or under light sources
                                                                                              using halogen lamps are
                                                                                              expressed.
                                                                                   NORM2:     More vivid colors are expressed
                                                                                              than with the NORM1 setting.
                                                                                   FLUO:      Colours suited to shooting
                                                                                              indoors under fluorescent light
                                                                                              sources are expressed.
                                                                                   CINE-LIKE: Colours suited to cinema-like
The underlining indicates the factory setting.
                                                                                              shooting are expressed.

40 (E)
Setting menus
SCENE FILE screen                                                    CAMERA SETUP screen




                                                                                                                                       ENGLISH
      Item/                                                               Item/
                            Description of settings                                             Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                      (display mode)

SKIN TONE DTL     For switching the skin tone detail ON or           SYNCRO SCAN      For adjusting the shutter speed of synchro
(Camera)          OFF.                                               (Camera)         scan used when shooting TV screens, etc.
                  When ON is selected, the detail in the skin                         If the OPERATION lever is left tilted in the
                  tone areas is diminished and the graininess                         3 or 4 direction, the speed at which the
                  of the skin is reduced.                                             setting changes is increased, and a beep is
                  OFF       ON                                                        heard.
                                                                                      O Progressive mode OFF:
V DETAIL FREQ     For setting the detail in the vertical direction
                                                                                          1/50.2 --- 1/248.0
(Camera)          when shooting in the progressive mode.
                                                                                      O Progressive mode 25P:
                  THIN : The detail is made finer.
                                                                                          1/25.1 --- 1/50.0 --- 1/248.0
                  MID : The detail is made somewhat coarser.
                  THICK : The detail is made coarser.                ASPECT CONV      For selecting the aspect ratio of the images
                  O When “THIN” or “MID” has been selected           (Camera)         to be recorded.
                     as the item’s setting and the images shot                        NORM:
                     in the progressive mode are played back                             The images are recorded in the standard
                     using a standard TV monitor (50i:                                   4:3 mode.
                     interlace), some flickering will occur on                        LETTER BOX:
                     the horizontal lines and on the diagonal                            The aspect ratio is set to the 16:9 mode,
                     lines near the horizontal.                                          and the images are recorded in this
                     When playing back a tape in a                                       mode. Black bands are recorded at the
                     progressive environment, this flickering                            top and bottom of the screen.
                     is reduced by selecting “THIN” or “MID”                          SQUEEZE:
                     as the item’s setting, which will also                              The camera images are compressed
                     enable images with a higher resolution                              horizontally so that they will be displayed
                     than that with the “THICK” setting to be                            optimally on a 16:9 monitor.
                     obtained.                                                        <Note>
PROGRESSIVE       For setting shooting in the progressive                             The images appearing in the viewfinder and
(Camera)          mode.                                                               on the LCD monitor may be disrupted for a
                  OFF:                                                                moment when SQUEEZE is selected as the
                     Shooting is not performed in the                                 item setting; this is normal and not
                     progressive mode.                                                indicative of malfunctioning.
                  25P:                                               COLOUR BAR       For setting the colour bar display to ON or
                     Shooting is performed in the 25P mode           (Camera)         OFF.
                     (25 frames/sec.).                                                OFF      ON
NAME EDIT         For editing the name of the scene file                              O Even when the colour bar display has
(Camera)          selected by the scene file dial.                                      been set to ON, it will return to OFF
                                                                                        when operation is switched to the VCR
SAVE/INIT         SAVE:                                                                 mode or the power is turned off.
(Camera)          For saving the scene file settings after
                  changes have been made to them.
                  O If the menu mode is released without
                     saving the changes, the original scene
                     file settings will be restored when
                     operation is switched to the VCR mode
                     or the power is turned off.
                  INITIAL:
                  For returning the scene file settings
                  selected by the scene file dial to the factory
                  settings.




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Setting menus
SW MODE screen
      Item/                                                           Item/
                            Description of settings                                         Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                  (display mode)

MID GAIN          For setting the gain value which is to be      USER1            For setting the operation of the function
(Camera)          allocated to the M position of the GAIN        (Camera)         allocated to the USER1 button.
                  switch.                                                         COLOUR BAR:
                  0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB                                      The colour bar display is set to ON or OFF.
                                                                                  SPOTLIGHT:
HIGH GAIN         For setting the gain value which is to be                          The auto iris control for the spotlight is
(Camera)          allocated to the H position of the GAIN                            set to ON or OFF.
                  switch.                                                         BACKLIGHT:
                  0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB                                      The auto iris control for backlight
ATW               For setting the ATW (Auto Tracking White)                          compensation is set to ON or OFF.
(Camera)          function which is to be allocated to the                        BLACKFADE:
                                                                                     When the button is held down, the whole
                  WHITE BAL switch.
                                                                                     image is faded out into black. The sound
                  OFF:
                                                                                     is also faded out at the same time.
                     The ATW function is not activated.
                                                                                  WHITEFADE:
                     However, if it has been set in the AUTO                         When the button is held down, the whole
                     button or USER button, it will follow the                       image is faded out into white. The sound
                     operation of the button concerned.                              is also faded out at the same time.
                  Ach:                                                            MODECHECK:
                     The ATW function is activated when the                          When the button is pressed, the camera
                     WHITE BAL switch has been set to the A                          status currently set is displayed in the
                     position.                                                       viewfinder and on the LCD monitor
                  Bch:                                                               where it can be checked.
                     The ATW function is activated when the                       ATW:
                     WHITE BAL switch has been set to the B                          The operation of the ATW function is set
                     position.                                                       to ON or OFF.
                  PRE:                                                            ATWLOCK:
                     The ATW function is activated when the                          When the button is pressed, the white
                     WHITE BAL switch has been set to the                            balance value is fixed; when it is pressed
                                                                                     again, the operation of the ATW function
                     PRST position.
                                                                                     is performed.
HANDLE ZOOM       For setting the zoom speeds which are to                        GAIN:18 dB:
(Camera)          be allocated to the positions of the                               When this button is pressed, the gain is
                  HANDLE ZOOM switch.                                                set to 18 dB.
                  L/OFF/H:                                                           O The picture may be temporarily
                     LOW/OFF/HIGH are set to the 1/2/3                                   disturbed when the gain has been
                     positions. (At OFF, no zoom operations                              switched to 18 dB or from 18 dB to
                     are performed.)                                                     another value.
                                                                                  INDEX:
                  L/M/H:
                                                                                     When the button is pressed during
                     LOW/MID/HIGH are set to the 1/2/3
                                                                                     shooting or recording, an index signal is
                     positions.
                                                                                     recorded on the tape. If it is pressed while
IRIS DIAL         For setting the rotational direction of the                        shooting or recording is temporarily
(Camera)          IRIS dial and iris control (in the MANUAL                          stopped, the index signal recording
                  IRIS mode).                                                        standby mode is established. When
                  DOWN OPEN:                                                         shooting or recording is commenced from
                     The iris opens when the IRIS dial is                            this mode, the index signal will be recorded
                     turned downward.                                                on the tape. Recording index signals
                  UP OPEN:                                                           enables index searches to be performed
                                                                                     during playback. (See page 62)
                     The iris opens when the IRIS dial is
                                                                                  SLOWSHUT:
                     turned upward.
                                                                                     When the button is pressed, the slow
                                                                                     shutter mode is established. Each time
                                                                                     it is pressed, the mode is turned ON or
                                                                                     OFF alternatively.
                                                                 USER2            For setting the operation of the function to
                                                                 (Camera)         be allocated to the USER2 button.
                                                                                  The settings are the same as for the ones
                                                                                  for the USER1 items.
                                                                                  BACKLIGHT
                                                                 USER3            For setting the operation of the function to
                                                                 (Camera)         be allocated to the USER3 button.
                                                                                  The settings are the same as for the ones
                                                                                  for the USER1 items.
                                                                                  INDEX
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42 (E)
Setting menus
AUTO SW screen                                                     PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen




                                                                                                                                    ENGLISH
      Item/                                                             Item/
                            Description of settings                                          Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                    (display mode)

A. IRIS           ON:                                              END SEARCH       For setting what kind of operation is to be
(Camera)            When the AUTO button is pressed, the           (VCR)            performed when the EVF DTL/END
                    auto iris control operation is performed.                       SEARCH button is pressed.
                    The IRIS button does not work at this                           BLANK:
                    time.                                                             The unrecorded blanks on the video tape
                  OFF:                                                                are searched.
                    The auto iris control operation is not                          REC END:
                    performed even if the AUTO button is                              The part which was shot last is
                    pressed.                                                          searched.
                    The iris control operation selected by the                      <Notes>
                    IRIS button is performed.                                       O Even when the REC END setting is
                                                                                      selected, the part which was shot last
AGC               For setting the auto gain control operation
                                                                                      will not be searched when the tape is
(Camera)          when ON is selected as the A. IRIS item
                                                                                      switched.
                  setting.
                                                                                    O If nothing has been recorded on the
                  6 dB:
                                                                                      tape, operation will stop at the end of the
                     Auto gain control up to 6 dB is performed
                                                                                      tape.
                     when the AUTO button is pressed.
                                                                                    O END SEARCH may not operate properly
                  12 dB:
                                                                                      if there is an unrecorded blank near the
                     Auto gain control up to 12 dB is
                                                                                      tape start or at a point along the tape.
                     performed when the AUTO button is
                     pressed.                                      32K (12bit)      For setting the sound to be output as the
                  OFF:                                             AUDIO            CH1 and CH2 signals when a tape
                     Auto gain control is not performed even       (VCR)            recorded in the 32K (12-bit) audio mode is
                     if the AUTO button is pressed.                                 played back.
                                                                                    ST1:
ATW               ON:
                                                                                        The sound recorded during shooting is
(Camera)            The ATW (auto tracking white balance)
                                                                                        selected.
                    function operation is set to ON or OFF
                                                                                        CH1 signals = CH1 track
                    using the AUTO button.
                                                                                        CH2 signals = CH2 track
                    At this time, the operation of this function
                                                                                    ST2:
                    cannot be set to ON or OFF using the
                                                                                        The sound recorded during audio
                    WHITE BAL switch and USER button.
                                                                                        dubbing is selected.
                    However, when ATWLOCK is allocated
                                                                                        CH1 signals = CH3 track
                    to the USER button, the white balance
                                                                                        CH2 signals = CH4 track
                    value can be fixed using the USER
                                                                                    MIX:
                    button.
                                                                                        The sound recorded during shooting and
                  OFF:
                                                                                        the sound recorded during audio
                    The ATW function operation is not
                                                                                        dubbing are mixed.
                    performed even if the AUTO button is
                                                                                        CH1 signals = CH1 + CH3 tracks
                    pressed.
                                                                                        CH2 signals = CH2 + CH4 tracks
                    The ATW function operation selected by
                                                                                    <Note>
                    the WHITE BAL switch is performed.
                                                                                    If the sound has been recorded in the 48K
AF                ON:                                                               (16-bit) mode, there is no CH3 or CH4.
(Camera)            When the AUTO button has been                                   Therefore, the correlation between the
                    pressed, the auto focus operation is                            signals and tracks will always be as follows:
                    performed.                                                          CH1 signals = CH1 track
                    The FOCUS switch and PUSH AUTO                                      CH2 signals = CH2 track
                    button do not work at this time.
                  OFF:
                    The auto focus operation is not
                    performed even if the AUTO button is
                    pressed.
                    The focus operation selected by the
                    FOCUS switch and PUSH AUTO button
                    is performed.




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                                                                                                                         43 (E)
Setting menus
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS screen                                         RECORDING SETUP screen
      Item/                                                            Item/
                            Description of settings                                         Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                   (display mode)
AUDIO OUT          For setting the audio signals to be output     REC SPEED        For selecting the recording time mode.
(VCR)              from the AUDIO IN/OUT connectors (pin          (Camera)         SP : SP (standard play) mode
                   jacks) when a tape is played back.             (VCR)            LP : LP (long play) mode
                   CH1•CH2:
                      CH1 connector = CH1 signals                 AUDIO REC        For selecting the system for converting the
                      CH2 connector = CH2 signals                 (Camera)         recording to PCM audio.
                   CH1:                                           (VCR)            32K (12 bit) :         12-bit/32kHz
                      CH1 connector = CH1 signals                                  48K (16 bit) :         16-bit/48kHz
                      CH2 connector = CH1 signals                 MIC ALC          For setting the mic level automatic control
                   CH2:                                           (Camera)         function to ON or OFF.
                      CH1 connector = CH2 signals                                  OFF       ON
                      CH2 connector = CH2 signals                                  Audio distortion caused by excessively high
                                                                                   input level can be minimized by selecting
                                                                                   ON for this item.
Inputs and audio tracks recorded                                                   O The recording level of the audio signals
                                                                                      must be adjusted using the AUDIO
                                           When audio dubbing                         controls, irrespective of this setting.
       Input           When shooting
                                             (12-bit mode)
                                                                  MIC GAIN 1       For setting the input level of the external
     Internal                                                     (Camera)         microphone which is connected to the
                             CH1                    CH3
  microphone L                                                                     INPUT 1 connector.
     Internal                                                                      -50 dB -60 dB
                             CH2                    CH4
  microphone R                                                    MIC GAIN 2       For setting the input level of the external
  INPUT 1 (XLR)              CH1                    CH3           (Camera)         microphone which is connected to the
                                                                                   INPUT 2 connector.
  INPUT 2 (XLR)           CH2 (CH1)              CH4 (CH3)                         -50 dB -60 dB
  AUDIO IN/OUT
                             __                     CH3
  CH1 (pin jack)
  AUDIO IN/OUT
                             __                     CH4
  CH2 (pin jack)
The audio tracks on which signals are to be recorded during
shooting can be changed using the CH1 SELECT switch and
CH2 SELECT switch.
The audio tracks on which signals are to be recorded during
audio dubbing can be changed using the A DUB INPUT item
on the AV IN/OUT SETUP screen.


32K (12-bit) AUDIO item and AUDIO OUT item settings, and audio tracks
whose signals are output from the AUDIO IN/OUT connectors (pin jacks)
 Audio recording      32K (12-bit) AUDIO         AUDIO OUT      AUDIO IN/OUT       AUDIO IN/OUT
      mode               item setting            item setting    CH1 output         CH2 output

                                                  CH1•CH2           CH1                  CH2
                             ST1                    CH1             CH1                  CH1
                                                    CH2             CH2                  CH2
    32K (12 bit)                                  CH1•CH2           CH3                  CH4
                             ST2                    CH1             CH3                  CH3
                                                    CH2             CH4                  CH4
                             MIX                    __            CH1+CH3             CH2+CH4
                                                  CH1•CH2           CH1                  CH2
    48K (16 bit)             __                     CH1             CH1                  CH1
                                                    CH2             CH2                  CH2




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44 (E)
Setting menus
RECORDING SETUP screen




                                                                                                                                    ENGLISH
      Item/                                                             Item/
                            Description of settings                                          Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                    (display mode)

1394 TC REGEN     For selecting the time code to be recorded       1394 UB REGEN    For selecting the user’s bit to be recorded
(VCR)             when recording the signals of a component        (VCR)            when recording the signals of the
                  connected to the DV connector.                                    component connected to the DV connector.
                  OFF:                                                              OFF:
                    The signals are recorded using the time                           The user’s bit selected for the UB MODE
                    code which was set using the TC MODE                              item is used for the recording.
                    item, TCG item and FIRST REC TC                                 ON:
                    item.                                                             The user’s bit of the signals input to the
                  ON:                                                                 DV connector is used for the recording.
                    The signals are recorded using the time                         O When ON has been selected as this item’s
                    code of the signals which have been                               setting, this setting takes precedence over
                    input to the DV connector.                                        the UB MODE item setting.
                  O When ON has been selected as this                               O The user’s bit is not recorded if the
                    item’s setting, this setting takes                                signals do not contain the user’s bit
                    precedence over the TC MODE item,                                 information.
                    TCG item and FIRST REC TC item                                  O When no signals are supplied to the DV
                    settings.                                                         connector, the UB MODE item setting is
                  O When no signals are supplied to the DV                            followed.
                    connector, the TC MODE item, TCG item
                                                                   UB MODE          For setting what is to be recorded as the
                    and FIRST REC TC item settings are
                                                                   (Camera)         user’s bit.
                    followed.
                                                                   (VCR)            USER:
TCG               For setting the operation mode in which the                          The user’s information is recorded.
(Camera)          internal time code generator is to be run.                        TIME:
(VCR)             FREE RUN:                                                            The time of the recording is recorded.
                     The internal time code generator is run
                                                                                                  22 22 22 00
                     regardless of the operation mode.
                                                                                        Hours
                  REC RUN:
                                                                                       Minutes                      Seconds
                     The internal time code generator is run
                     during recording.                                              DATE:
                                                                                      The date of the recording is recorded.
FIRST REC TC      For selecting the time code which is to be
                                                                                                  22 22 22 22
(Camera)          recorded when recording is started.
                                                                                          Year                      Hours
(VCR)             REGEN:
                                                                                         Month                      Day
                     Recording proceeds in such a way that
                     the time code continues on (is                                 TCG:
                     regenerated) from the time code on the                           The time code generator’s value is
                     tape.                                                            recorded.
                  PRESET:                                                           FRM. RATE:
                     The time code is not regenerated from                            The frame rate information for frame
                     the time code on the tape.                                       conversion is recorded.
                     The time code is recorded using the                              22 0F 22 22
                     value set in the TC PRESET item
                     serving as the initial value.                                                Recording control
                     However, the time code is forcibly                                           information
                     regenerated when shooting with frame-                                        O Updated frame information
                     to-frame continuity has been performed.                                      O REC START/STOP
TC PRESET         For setting the initial value of the time code                                     information
(Camera)          to be recorded.
                                                                                               Frame rate information
(VCR)             This item’s setting is valid when PRESET
                                                                                               O Frame rate (50 or 25)
                  has been selected as the setting for the
                                                                                               O I/P identification information
                  FIRST REC TC item.
                                                                                               O Frame rate coefficient
                  O When the progressive mode has been
                     set to 24P or 24P (ADV), set the frame
                     value to 0 or to a multiple of 5. If any
                     other value is set, the time code                                User’s bit value verification
                     recorded will shift.                                             information
                                                                   UB PRESET        For setting the user’s bit. However, USER
                                                                   (Camera)         must be selected for the UB MODE item
                                                                   (VCR)            setting.




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                                                                                                                          45 (E)
Setting menus
RECORDING SETUP screen                                            AV IN/OUT SETUP screen
      Item/                                                            Item/
                            Description of settings                                         Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                   (display mode)

INTERVAL REC      For setting the intermittent recording mode.    A DUB INPUT      For selecting the sound which is to be
(Camera)          OFF: Intermittent recording is not performed.   (VCR)            recorded when audio dubbing is performed.
                  ON: When the START/STOP button is                                MIC: The sound from the internal microphone
                    pressed, intermittent recording is                                or the sound from the external
                    performed with the cycle set by the REC                           components connected to the INPUT 1
                    TIME item and INTERVAL TIME item.                                 and 2 connectors is recorded. (The
                  ONE-SHOT: The time lapse shooting mode is                           sound is selected using the CH1 SELECT
                    established.                                                      switch and CH2 SELECT switch.)
                    When the START/STOP button is                                  A_IN: The sound of the audio component
                    pressed, recording is performed for the                           connected to the AUDIO IN/OUT
                    number of seconds set by the REC TIME                             connectors (pin jacks) is recorded.
                    item, after which the recording pause                          <Note>
                    mode is established.                                           If audio dubbing is performed when the
                  O When intermittent recording is set to ON or                    sound has been recorded in the 16-bit
                    ONE-SHOT, “I –” flashes on the left of the                     audio mode, the sound will be recorded
                    VCR operation mode. When recording is                          over the sound heard during shooting.
                    started, it stops flashing and lights.        DV OUT           For setting the function, which converts the
                  O Even when intermittent recording is set to    (VCR)            analogue signals which have been input
                    ON or ONE-SHOT, the intermittent                               into digital signals and outputs them from
                    recording mode returns to OFF when the                         the DV connector, to ON or OFF.
                    power is turned off.                                           OFF       ON
REC TIME          For setting the recording duration for which
(Camera)          intermittent recording is to be performed.
                  0.5s : 0.5 sec.    1s : 1.0 sec.
                  1.5s : 1.5 sec.    2s : 2.0 sec.
INTERVAL TIME     For setting the duration of the interval time
(Camera)          with which intermittent recording is to be
                  performed.
                  15s : 15 sec.     30s : 30 sec.
                  1m : 1 min.       5m : 5 min.
                  10m : 10 min.




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Setting menus
DISPLAY SETUP screen




                                                                                                                                 ENGLISH
      Item/                                                            Item/
                            Description of settings                                         Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                   (display mode)

ZEBRA DETECT      For setting the level of the zebra pattern      CAMERA DATA      When ON is set, the camera information
1                 leaning to the left and displayed in the        (VCR)            (such as camera shake correction, iris
(Camera)          viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.                               value and gain value) is displayed when the
                  80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 100%, 105%                                   tape is played back.
                                                                                   OFF       ON
ZEBRA DETECT      For setting the level of the zebra pattern
2                 leaning to the right and displayed in the       LCD              For adjusting the backlight of the LCD
(Camera)          viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.              BACKLIGHT        monitor.
                  80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 100%, 105%, OFF             (Camera)         When HI is set, the monitor becomes
                  <Note>                                          (VCR)            brighter than usual.
                  When OFF has been set, the zebra pattern                         HI        NORMAL
                  is not displayed.
                                                                  LCD SET          For adjusting the display level of the LCD
MARKER            For switching display of the marker             (Camera)         monitor images.
(Camera)          ON/OFF.                                         (VCR)            LCD COLOUR LEVEL:
                  ON     OFF                                                         The colour level of the LCD monitor’s
                                                                                     images is adjusted.
                  O When ON is set, the marker can be                              LCD BRIGHTNESS:
                    displayed by pressing the ZEBRA                                  The brightness of the LCD monitor’s
                    button.                                                          images is adjusted.
                    When the marker is displayed, the video                        LCD CONTRAST:
                    level of the image near the centre of the                        The contrast of the LCD monitor’s
                    screen is displayed as a percentage                              images is adjusted.
                    value at the bottom left of the screen.
                                                                  EVF SET          For adjusting the display level of the
VIDEO OUT OSD When ON is set, the information displayed           (Camera)         viewfinder images.
(Camera)      in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor is         (VCR)            EVF COLOUR LEVEL:
(VCR)         output as the video output signal together                              The colour level of the viewfinder’s
              with the images.                                                        images is adjusted.
              ON           OFF                                                     EVF BRIGHTNESS:
DATE/TIME         For setting the date and/or time to be                              The brightness of the viewfinder’s
(Camera)          displayed in the viewfinder, on the LCD                             images is adjusted.
(VCR)             monitor and in the video output signals.                         EVF CONTRAST:
                  OFF:                                                                The contrast of the viewfinder’s images
                     The date and time are not displayed.                             is adjusted.
                  TIME:
                     The time is displayed.
                  DATE:
                     The date is displayed.
                  TIME&DATE:
                     Both the date and time are displayed.
                  O When a setting other than OFF is
                     selected, the date and/or time are
                     displayed in the video output signals
                     regardless of the setting selected for the
                     VIDEO OUT OSD item.
LEVEL METER       For setting the audio level meter display to
(Camera)          ON or OFF.
(VCR)             OFF       ON
ZOOM•FOCUS        For setting the zoom and focus value
(Camera)          displays to ON or OFF.
                  OFF       ON
TAPE•BATTERY      For setting the remaining tape amount and
(Camera)          remaining battery charge displays to ON or
(VCR)             OFF.
                  OFF       ON
OTHER             For setting the amount of information to be
DISPLAY           displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD
(Camera)          monitor. (See page 56)
(VCR)             OFF, PARTIAL, ALL




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Setting menus
DISPLAY SETUP screen                                              OTHER FUNCTIONS screen
      Item/                                                            Item/
                            Description of settings                                          Description of settings
 (display mode)                                                   (display mode)

SELF SHOOT        For selecting the LCD monitor’s mirror          REMOTE           For setting the operations which are
(Camera)          function for face-to-face shooting. When        (Camera)         performed using the accessory wireless
                  MIRROR is set, the image on the LCD             (VCR)            remote control unit. (See page 19 for the
                  monitor is reversed at the left and right for                    remote control unit settings.)
                  display during face-to-face shooting.                            VCR1: The operation performed by the
                  NORMAL      MIRROR                                                 remote control unit which has been set
                                                                                     to be used for VCR1 are accepted.
EVF MODE          For selecting what is to be displayed in the
                                                                                   VCR2: The operation performed by the
(Camera)          viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.
                                                                                     remote control unit which has been set
(VCR)             ON:
                                                                                     to be used for VCR2 are accepted.
                     Images are shown at all times in the
                                                                                   OFF: Operations performed by the remote
                     viewfinder.
                                                                                     control unit are not accepted.
                  AUTO:
                     When the LCD monitor is opened, the          DV CONTROL       For setting the control method when
                     images no longer appear          in the      (Camera)         backup shooting is to be performed by
                     viewfinder.                                                   connecting a component for backup
                                                                                   purposes to the DV connector.
EVF COLOUR        For selecting colour or monochrome for the
                                                                                   OFF: The component for backup purposes
(Camera)          viewfinder display.
                                                                                     is not controlled.
                  ON:
                                                                                   EXT: The component for backup purposes
                     Colour display
                                                                                     is controlled using the START/STOP
                  OFF
                                                                                     button on the camera recorder. The
                     Monochrome display
                                                                                     images shot by the camera recorder are
                                                                                     recorded by the component for backup
                                                                                     purposes.
                                                                                     However, the camera recorder does not
                                                                                     record the images.
                                                                                   BOTH: The images shot by the camera
                                                                                     recorder are recorded by both camera
                                                                                     recorder and the component for backup
                                                                                     purposes.
                                                                                   CHAIN: When the tape in the camera
                                                                                     recorder approaches the end during
                                                                                     shooting, recording is automatically
                                                                                     commenced by the component for
                                                                                     backup purposes, which has been set to
                                                                                     the recording standby mode.
                                                                  DV CMD SEL       For setting the recording operation to be
                                                                  (Camera)         performed by the component for backup
                                                                                   purposes when the START/STOP button
                                                                                   on the camera recorder has been pressed.
                                                                                   REC_P:
                                                                                     The mode is switched between recording
                                                                                     and recording pause.
                                                                                   STOP:
                                                                                     The mode is switched between recording
                                                                                     and stop.
                                                                                   <Note>
                                                                                   Select STOP as the item’s setting if the
                                                                                   component for backup purposes is not
                                                                                   equipped with a recording pause function.
                                                                  REC LAMP         For setting the lighting of the tally lamps.
                                                                  (Camera)         OFF: The tally lamps do not light.
                                                                                   FRONT: The front tally lamp (by the
                                                                                     microphone) lights.
                                                                                   REAR: The rear tally lamp (by the
                                                                                     viewfinder) lights.
                                                                                   BOTH: Both the front and rear tally lamps
                                                                                     light.




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Setting menus
OTHER FUNCTIONS screen




                                                                                                                             ENGLISH
     Item/
                           Description of settings
(display mode)

BEEP SOUND       For setting the beep tone to ON or OFF.
(Camera)         OFF       ON

                 When ON is selected as the setting, the
                 beep tone is sounded at the times given
                 below.
                 O When the beep tone is sounded, the
                   audio signals from the output connectors
                   are muted, and the beep tone is output
                   instead.
                 [Beep tone sounds once]
                  OWhen the POWER switch has been set
                    to ON
                  OWhen shooting has commenced
                 [Beep tone sounds twice]
                  OWhen shooting has been temporarily
                    stopped
                 [Beep tone sounds 10 times]
                  OWhen the cassette tape has not been
                    inserted
                  OWhen the cassette tape is in the
                    recording pause mode
                  OWhen condensation has formed inside
                    the camera recorder
                  OWhen a problem has occurred in the
                    camera recorder
CLOCK SET        For setting the internal calendar of the
(Camera)         camera recorder.
(VCR)
TIME SHIFT       For adding the time which was set using
(Camera)         this item to the time of the internal calendar
(VCR)            (to compensate for time differences) for
                 display in the viewfinder and on the LCD
                 monitor. The clock time after the
                 compensation is also recorded on the tape.
                 +23h --- +1h, OFF, –1h --- –23h
                 (In 1-hour increments)
TAPE PROTECT     When the camera recorder is left on
(Camera)         standby for about 5 minutes in the shooting
                 pause mode, it is automatically set to the
                 tape protection mode. Which tape
                 protection mode is to be established is
                 selected using this item.
                 POWEROFF: The camera recorder’s power is
                    set to the OFF mode.
                 STBY: The cylinder head is set to the stop
                    mode.
USER FILE        LOAD: The settings stored last in the user
(Camera)            file are loaded.
(VCR)            SAVE: The user file settings which have
                    been changed are saved.
                 INITIAL: The user file settings are restored
                    to the factory settings.
                 O When the LOAD or INITIAL operation
                    has been performed, set the POWER
                    switch on the camera recorder to OFF
                    and then to ON again in order to enable
                    the settings.
HOUR METER       For indicating the total rotational time of the
(Camera)         cylinder head (5-digit display in 1-hour
(VCR)            increments).
                                                                   The underlining indicates the factory setting.


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Screen displays
Camera mode and VCR mode
                                   1
                                                       Marker


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                    4         SP
                           25P                                    MF 2 5
                    5      SQU        2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 MA C R O
                    2                     22 2 22222              P 3.2 K
                    6             222222222 22222222 F 5 . 6
                                                                    1 8 dB
                    7      SPOT           L OW L I G H T            ND 1/ 64
                           1/ 1 2 3 . 4       ND 1/ 64          I ND E X
                           ALC        AUG 3 1 2 0 0 3 2 3 : 5 9 : 5 9
                                  CH1
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                                            3

1Counter display                                        4Recording time mode display (SP or LP)
 Each time the COUNTER button is pressed,
 the data is selected in the sequence given             5Squeeze recording display
 below.                                                  This appears when SQUEEZE has been
 COUNTER:                                                selected (see page 41) as the ASPECT
   Counter value                                         CONV item setting on the setting menu
 M COUNTER:                                              CAMERA SETUP screen and squeeze
   Counter value in the memory stop mode                 recording is being performed or when
 TC:                                                     squeeze recorded images are being played
   Time code value                                       back.
   “TC2” is displayed when the time code
   value could not be read out properly from            6Setting selection display
   the tape.                                             The selected setting appears here when a
 UB:                                                     switch has been selected or a button has
   User’s bit value                                      been pressed to select a setting.
   “UB2” is displayed when the user’s bit
   value could not be read out properly from            7Auto iris control status display
   the tape.                                             STD : Standard auto iris control
 FR:                                                     SPOT : Auto iris control for spotlight
   Information on the frame rate used when               BACK : Auto iris control for backlight
   shooting                                                       compensation
    FR 50I : Standard (50i interlace) mode
               (50 fields per sec.)                                            Detect area
    FR 25P : 25P progressive mode
               (25 frames per sec.)

2AWB/ABB operation status display
                                                                               Marker
 The operation statuses of the auto white
 balance and auto black balance are displayed
 here.

3AWB error display
 LOW LIGHT:
   This appears when the luminance is too
   low during the auto white balance
   adjustment.




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Screen displays
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                                SP
                      <      25P                                       MF 2 5       @
                             SQU        2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 MA C R O        A
                                            2222222222                 P 3.2 K      ?
                                    22222222222222222 F 5 . 6                       B
                                                                         1 8 dB
                             SPOT           L OW L I G H T               ND 1/ 64
                      8      1/ 1 2 3 . 4         ND 1/ 64           I ND E X
                             ALC        AUG 3 1 2 0 0 3 2 3 : 5 9 : 5 9
                                    CH1
                             4 8 K CH2                      2 2m i n


                               :       9

8Shutter speed display                                          :
 The shutter speed is normally displayed here.                 This flashes when the cassette tape has
 “SLOW” is displayed in the slow shutter                       not been inserted or when it has been set
 mode.                                                         to the recording inhibit mode.
 When the ZEBRA button is pressed and the                       :
 marker is displayed (see page 17), the video                  This lights if a problem occurs in the
 level of the image near the center of the                     camera recorder when face-to-face
 screen is displayed as a value from 0% to                     shooting is performed in the mirror mode.
 90%.                                                            :
 When the level exceeds 90%, “90% :” is                        This lights when the internal battery used
 displayed.                                                    for the calendar has run down.

9Audio level meter display                               >Zoom position display
     –34 dB                  –12 dB             0 dB      The zoom position from Z00 (max. wide
   CH1                                                    angle) to Z99 (max. telephoto) appears here.
   CH2
                                                         ?AWB information display
:Audio sampling frequency display
                                                          The white balance information appears here.
;Scene filename display
                                                         @Focus control information display
                                                          The focus control information from 99 to 00
<Progressive display
                                                          appears here.
 The information on the frame rate when
                                                            95 (focal length: infinity)
 shooting in the progressive mode is displayed
                                                             :
 here.
                                                            50 (focal length: approx. 1 meter)
                                                            Under 49 (macro range)
=Warning information displays
                                                             :
 REMOTE:
                                                            00 (focal length: approx. 2 cm)
   This flashes when the component for which
                                                          ODepending on the zoom position, the focus
   the wireless remote control unit is set is the
                                                            may not be within the macro range.
   wrong one.
                                                            Similarly, depending on the zoom position,
    :
                                                            the lower limit of the macro range may
   This lights when condensation has formed
                                                            differ.
   inside the camera recorder.
    :
                                                         AMacro control display
   This flashes when the cylinder head is
   dirty.
                                                         BIris display
                                                          The F-number appears here.




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Screen displays

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                                      SP                                                  I
                                   25P                                       MF 2 5
                                   SQU        2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 MA C R O
                                                  2222222222                 P 3.2 K
                                          22222222222222222 F 5 . 6
                                                                               1 8 dB     C
                                   SPOT           L OW L I G H T               ND 1/ 64   D
                                   1/ 1 2 3 . 4         ND 1/ 64           I ND E X
                                   ALC        AUG 3 1 2 0 0 3 2 3 : 5 9 : 5 9             F
                                          CH1
                                   4 8 K CH2                      2 2m i n


                                                          E           H          G



CGain display                                                  HRemaining tape display
 The gain value setting of the video amplifier                  Nothing appears here while the remaining
 appears here.                                                  tape is being calculated.
                                                                The remaining tape amount is not displayed
DND filter display                                              when intermittent recording or slow-motion
 The selected ND filter appears here.                           playback has been performed.

  “ND – –” appears on the display when the ND
                                                               ICamera shake compensation       display
  FILTER switch has shifted out of position (to
  a position other than OFF, 1/8 or 1/64).                      This appears when ON has been selected as
  Check the ND FILTER switch position.                          the camera shake compensation function
                                                                setting.
ERecommended ND filter display
 Displayed here is the ND filter which is                      JBackup component status displays
 recommended under the current shooting                         The status of the backup component
 conditions.                                                    connected to the DV connector appears here.
                                                                It does not appear when OFF has been
FDate and time display                                          selected as the setting for the DV CONTROL
         Month:                                                 item on the setting menu OTHER
         JAN (January), FEB (February), MAR (March), APR        FUNCTIONS screen.
         (April), MAY (May), JUN (June), JUL (July), AUG         DVO : Recording
         (August), SEP (September), OCT (October), NOV
                                                                 DV ; : Recording standby
         (November), DEC (December)
                                                                       : Status in which the backup
                         Day of the month                                component cannot be controlled
                         Year:                                   DV    : Backup component not connected
                         2002 --- 2089                           DV – –: The     backup       component  is
                         Hours: (24-hour clock)                          connected, but the recording or
                         Minutes                                         recording standby mode has not
                         Seconds                                         been established.
mmm dd yyyy hh:mm:ss
GRemaining battery charge display
 As the remaining battery charge diminishes,
 the display changes in the following
 sequence:          5          5        5
 5        .
 When the battery has run down completely,
         (and then          ) flashes.
 (When the AC adapter is used, a display
 other than          may appear: this is normal
 and not indicative of malfunctioning.)

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Screen displays
                                          O      L     K




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                              SP
                           25P                                       MF 2 5
                           SQU        2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 MA C R O
                                          2222222222                 P 3.2 K
                                  22222222222222222 F 5 . 6
                                                                       1 8 dB
                           SPOT           L OW L I G H T               ND 1/ 64
                           1/ 1 2 3 . 4         ND 1/ 64           I ND E X       N
                     M     ALC        AUG 3 1 2 0 0 3 2 3 : 5 9 : 5 9
                                  CH1
                           4 8 K CH2                      2 2m i n




KOperation mode displays                               NIndex recording display
 REC        : Recording                                 This lights when an index signal is recorded
 O          : Recording (during face-to-face            during recording by pressing the USER
              shooting)                                 button to which the INDEX function has
 PAUSE : Recording standby                              already been allocated.
 O;         : Recording standby (during face-           It flashes when the INDEX button is pressed
              to-face shooting)                         before recording (index signal recording
 ;          : Playback pause                            standby status).
 STNDBY : Standby (cylinder head rotation
              stopped)                                 OAUTO button operation display
 A. DUB ; : Audio dubbing recording standby             “ A ” appears when the AUTO button has
 A. DUB 1 : Audio dubbing                               been pressed and the function which was set
 1          : Playback                                  on the setting menu AUTO SW screen has
 5 (6) : Fast forward/cue (rewind/review)
      6                                                 been activated.
 ? 1 (2 ?) : Slow playback (reverse slow
      2
              playback)
 CHK        : Rec check
 9 (:) : Search (reverse search)
       :
 ; 1 (2 ;) : Frame advance playback
       2
              (reverse      frame   advance
              playback)
 BLANK : Blank search
 REC END : Rec end search
 a1/a5 (a2/a6):
      a     a a
    Variable speed search (reverse variable
    speed search)

LIntermittent recording display
 This appears when ON or ONE-SHOT has
 been selected as the setting for the
 INTERVAL REC item on the setting menu
 RECORDING SETUP screen.

MMic level automatic control display
 This appears when ON has been selected as
 the setting for the MIC ALC item on the
 setting menu RECORDING SETUP screen.




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Screen displays

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                           DV O      TC       12 : 34 : 56 : 00    Z78
                              SP
                           25P        22222222222222                 MF 2 5
                     Q     SQU        2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 MA C R O
                                      22222222222222                 P 3.2 K
                     P            22222222222222222 F 5 . 6
                                          2222222222222                1 8 dB
                           SPOT           L OW L I G H T               ND 1/ 64
                           1/ 1 2 3 . 4         ND 1/ 64           I ND E X
                           ALC        AUG 3 1 2 0 0 3 2 3 : 5 9 : 5 9
                                  CH1
                           4 8 K CH2                      2 2m i n


                     R       V O L UM E        –   ? ? ? ? ? ? ––    +




PWarning displays                                         WARNING
 UNPLAYABLE TAPE                                          This appears when a problem has occurred in
 (OTHER FORMAT)                                           the camera system.
   The tape cannot be played back since it                  FOCUS LOCK
   has the wrong format.                                       (problem with focus operation)
 COPY INHIBITED                                             PSD NG
   Since the input signals are copy-guarded,                   (problem     with     camera   shake
   they cannot be recorded properly.                           compensation control)
 UNABLE TO A. DUB
 (LP RECORDED)                                         QUSER button information display
   Since the tape was recorded in the LP                The functions allocated to the USER buttons
   mode, audio dubbing cannot be performed.             are displayed here while the mode check
 INCOMPATIBLE TAPE                                      button is held down.
   Since the tape has different specifications
   (it may be a data storage tape, for                 RMonitor volume level meter display
   instance), it cannot be used.                        The volume level meter for output from the
 EXTERNAL                                               built-in speaker and PHONES jack is
 DV DISCONNECT                                          displayed here when the AUDIO MON/VAR
   This appears when EXT has been selected              button is pressed.
   as the setting for the DV CONTROL item
   on the setting menu OTHER FUNCTIONS
   screen, and shooting has been performed
   without an external component connected
   to the DV connector.
 AUTO OFF
 This appears when a problem has occurred in
 the tape transport system.
 When this display appears, the camera
 recorder’s power is automatically turned off.
   CYLINDER LOCK
   LOADING LOCK
   UNLOADING LOCK
   T REEL LOCK (take-up reel lock)
   S REEL LOCK (supply reel lock)




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Screen displays
VCR mode




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                                                          17     S      1      S
                                       TC    12 : 34 : 56 : 00
                            SP                                                 T
                                                                     F5 . 6    U
                          SQU      22222222222222                     1 8 dB   V
                                     2222222222
                                 22222222222222222
                                 22222222222222222



                                       AUG    31   2003 23 : 59 : 59
                                 CH1
                          4 8 K CH2                   2 2m i n




SSearch number display
 The index number used to perform the index
 search appears here. (S1 to S9)

TCamera shake compensation        display
 When ON has been selected as the setting
 for the CAMERA DATA item on the setting
 menu DISPLAY SETUP screen,                is
 displayed also during tape playback for the
 camera data when images were shot in the
 camera shake compensation mode.

UIris display
 When ON has been selected as the setting
 for the CAMERA DATA item on the setting
 menu DISPLAY SETUP screen, the F-
 number during shooting is displayed also
 during tape playback as the camera data.

VGain display
 When ON has been selected as the setting
 for the CAMERA DATA item on the setting
 menu DISPLAY SETUP screen, the gain
 value during shooting is displayed also during
 tape playback as the camera data.




                                                                                   55 (E)
Screen displays
Selecting the display
The items listed below which appear in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor are displayed by the
setting selected for the OTHER DISPLAY item (see page 47) of the setting menu DISPLAY SETUP
screen.

                                                                   OTHER DISPLAY item setting
                      Display item         MODE CHK button
                                                                  ALL        PARTIAL          OFF

1 Counter display                                 ≤              ==             ==            ==

4 Recording time mode display (SP or LP)          ≤                ≤       k (Camera)          k
                                                                           ≤ (VCR)
5 Squeeze recording display                       ≤                ≤             k             k
7 Auto iris control status display                ≤                ≤             ≤             k
8 Shutter speed display                           ≤                ≤             ≤             k
9 Audio level meter display                       ≤              ==             ==            ==

: Audio sampling frequency display                ≤                ≤       k (Camera)          k
                                                                           ≤ (VCR)
; Scene filename display                          ≤                ≤             k             k
< Progressive display                             ≤                ≤             k             k
> Zoom position display                           ≤              ==             ==            ==

? AWB information display                         ≤                ≤             ≤             k
@ Focus control information display               ≤              ==             ==            ==

B Iris display                                    ≤                ≤             ≤             k
C Gain display                                    ≤                ≤             k             k
D ND filter display                               ≤                ≤             k             k
E Recommended ND filter display                   ≤                ≤             ≤             k
F Date and time display                           ≤              ==             ==            ==

G Remaining battery charge display                ≤              ==             ==            ==

H Remaining tape display                          ≤              ==             ==            ==

I Camera shake compensation display               ≤                ≤             ≤             k
M Mic level automatic control display             ≤                ≤             k             k
O AUTO button operation display                   ≤                ≤             ≤             k
Q USER button information display                 ≤               k              k             k

                                                                  ≤ : Displayed
                                                                 k  : Not displayed
                                                                 == : Displayed by another setting




56 (E)
Connecting external components
Inputting to and outputting from                   OBefore recording signals from an external
                                                     component, check that the video signals are
analog components




                                                                                                                   ENGLISH
                                                     input.
                                                   OWhen signals from an external component
$ When an external component is to be
                                                     are being recorded, do not stop the signal
  connected and its video and audio signals
                                                     output at the external component side or
  are to be input to the camera recorder,
  connect the camera recorder to the output          disconnect any of the cables. It may not be
  connectors on the external component.              possible for the component to be recognized
$ Conversely, when an external component is          when recording is resumed.
  to be connected and the video and audio          O If video signals have been input to both the S-
  signals of the camera recorder are to be           VIDEO IN/OUT connector and VIDEO IN/OUT
  input to the component, connect the camera         connector, the signals of the S-VIDEO IN/OUT
  recorder to the input connectors on the            connector take precedence.
  external component.                              O It is not possible to record the audio signals if
$ When signals from an external component            video signals are not input to the S-VIDEO
  are to be recorded, set the unit to the VCR        IN/OUT connector or VIDEO IN/OUT
  mode and operate the VCR REC button to             connector except when performing audio
  initiate recording.                                dubbing.
O The functions provided for the input             OWhen images containing copy-guarded
  connectors and the ones provided for the           signals (signals that protect copyrights) are
  output      connectors     are     switched        recorded using this unit, they will appear as
  automatically.                                     mosaic patterns when they are played back.
                                     VCR REC



                                                                                 CH 1 SELECT   CH 2 SELECT
                                                                                    INT(L)       INT(R)
                                                                                  INPUT 1      INPUT 2
                                                                                  INPUT 2




                                                  INPUT 1   INPUT 2

$ When connecting an audio component, set          OTo supply the signals from an external
  the INPUT1 switch or INPUT2 switch to the         microphone to CH1 and CH2, connect the
  LINE position.                                    external microphone to the INPUT2 jack,
  The input level is 0 dBu; the recording level     and set both the CH1 SELECT and CH2
  is adjusted using the AUDIO controls.             SELECT switches to the INPUT2 position.
$ When connecting an external microphone,           (See page 15)
  set the INPUT1 switch or INPUT2 switch to                                  Microphone
  the MIC position.                                                          holder
                                                                Microphone
  OSet the input level (–50 dBu and –60
                                                                holder adapter
     dBu) using the MIC GAIN 1 and MIC
     GAIN 2 items on the setting menu
     RECORDING SETUP screen.
  OWhen mounting an external microphone                                                            12 mm
                                                                                                (XSB4+12FZ)
     on the microphone shoe of the camera
     recorder, use the accessory microphone
     holder and microphone holder adapter.
                                                                            6 mm
                                                                         (XSB4+6FZ)



                                                                                                          57 (E)
Connecting external components
Inputting to and outputting from                OBefore recording signals from an external
                                                 component, check that the video signals are
digital components
                                                 input.
$ A digital video component equipped with a     OWhen signals from an external component
  DV connector can be connected for              are being recorded, do not stop the signal
  digitally recording and playing back video     output at the external component side or
  and audio signals as well as time codes,       disconnect any of the cables. It may not be
  etc.                                           possible for the component to be recognized
$ When signals from an external component        when recording is resumed.
  are to be recorded, set the unit to the VCR   OWhen an IEEE 1394 cable has been
  mode and operate the VCR REC button to         connected to the DV connector, do not apply
  initiate recording.                            a strong load from outside. Doing so may
O The functions provided for the input           damage the connector.
  connectors and the ones provided for the      OWhen signals are recorded using this unit,
  output      connectors     are     switched    audio signals will be recorded in the same
  automatically.                                 mode as the one which was set for the
                                                 playback tape regardless of the menu setting.
                                                OWhen signals are recorded using this unit, the
                                                 bottom part of the images being monitored
                                                 (the images which are seen on an LCD
                                                 monitor, viewfinder or TV set) may be
                                                 distorted or they may shake vertically: this is
          VCR REC
                                                 normal and not indicative of malfunctioning.
                                                 The images actually recorded are free of this
                                                 distortion and shaking.
                                                OWhen images containing copy-guarded
                                                 signals (signals that protect copyrights) are
                                                 recorded using this unit, they will appear as
                                                 mosaic patterns when they are played back.
                                                OIt may not be possible to input or output
                                                 digital signals to or from some components
                                                 even if the component concerned is equipped
                                                 with a DV connector. For details, refer to the
                                                 operating instructions of the component to be
                                                 connected.




58 (E)
Shooting
Preparation and inspections                          Regular shooting
                                                     Set the camera recorder’s POWER switch to




                                                                                                          ENGLISH
Before shooting, check that the camera recorder      ON, and switch between shooting and shooting
is operating properly. Also check that the           pause using the START/STOP button.
equipment is set up in a way that is suited to the   When shooting from a low angle, the
shooting conditions.                                 START/STOP button on the handle can be used
                                                     to initiate shooting.
$ Batteries
                                                                         START/STOP button
  Have a fully charged battery ready. It is also
  recommended that a spare battery be kept on
  hand as well.

$ Cassette tapes
  Check that the cassette tapes available can
  be recorded on.
  OCheck that they have not been set to the
    accidental erasure prevention status.
  OCheck that they do not contain valuable
    video recordings.
  OCheck that the cassette holder is closed
    properly.

$ Viewfinder
  Check that the diopter adjustment has been
  performed for the viewfinder.                      REC check
                                                     When the REC CHECK button is pressed in the
$ Zoom, focus and iris                               shooting pause mode, the picture and sound 2
  OCheck whether the motor-driven zoom               seconds before the shooting was suspended
    operations and manual zoom operations            are played back, and the shooting pause mode
    can be performed.                                is then established again at the original position
  OCheck whether the auto focus and manual           on the tape.
    focus operations can be performed.               OIf recording has not been performed for 1 or
  OCheck whether the auto iris and manual iris          more seconds, the rec check function cannot
    operations can be performed.                        be used.
                                                     OBear in mind that when a backup component
$ Time data                                             has been connected and used to record
  OCheck whether the calendar and time are              backup images, the rec check images will be
    correct.                                            recorded.
  OCheck whether the time code and user’s bit
    have been set correctly.                                   REC CHECK button

$ External components
  OCheck whether the external components
    connected are operating properly.
  OCheck whether the external components
    have been connected properly.




                                                                                                59 (E)
Shooting
Face-to-face shooting                               Index recording
When the LCD monitor is opened and rotated          (When the INDEX function has been allocated
180 degrees toward the lens, and the person         to one of the USER buttons)
operating the camera recorder records images        When the INDEX button is pressed during
of himself or herself, the impression of the shot   shooting or recording, the index signal is
images may appear to be different from usual.       recorded on the tape.
If MIRROR is selected as the setting for the        When it is pressed while shooting or recording
SELFSHOOT item on the setting menu                  is temporarily stopped, the index signal is set to
DISPLAY SETUP screen, a left-right reversed         the recording standby status.          When the
image appears on the LCD monitor, and the           shooting or recording is then resumed, the index
person operating the camera recorder can shoot      signal is recorded on the tape at that time.
images of himself or herself that appear as if he   Searches (index searches) can be performed
or she is looking at himself or herself in the      during playback once the index signals have
mirror.                                             been recorded.
However, even when shooting images in the
mirror mode, the recorded images will be the
same as ones which have been shot regularly         Using the USER buttons
as the images are not recorded as a mirror          One of 11 functions can be allocated in turn to
reflection.                                         each of the USER1, USER2 and USER3
When shooting in the mirror mode, the               buttons.
information which appears in the viewfinder and     In accordance with the subject concerned, the
on the LCD monitor is limited to the following      shooting conditions can be instantly selected or
items:                                              fade effects can be added to the images.
  O         : Shooting                              For details, refer to the USER1 and USER2
                                                    items (page 42) on the setting menu SW MODE
  O;        : Shooting pause
                                                    screen.
            : Remaining battery charge display
            : Warning display
  When        appears, return the LCD monitor to    Intermittent recording
  its original position, and check the message      There are two intermittent recording modes: the
  of the warning display.                           mode in which images are shot at fixed
                                                    intervals, and the frame-by-frame shooting
                                                    mode.
                                                    1 Set the shooting mode for intermittent
                                                       recording using the INTERVAL REC item on
                                                       the setting menu RECORDING SETUP
                                                       screen. (See page 46)
                                                    2 Set the recording time using the REC TIME
                                                       item.
                                                    3 Set the standby time using the INTERVAL
                                                       TIME item.
                                                    4 When the START/STOP button is pressed,
                                                       recording starts in the shooting mode for
                                                       intermittent recording.
                                                    5 When the OPERATION lever is tilted in the
                                                       “$” direction, “I –” blinks, and intermittent
                                                       recording is set to the temporary stop status.
                                                       O While intermittent recording is in progress,
                                                          no other operations are accepted.
                                                       O While intermittent recording is in progress,
                                                          the remaining tape amount is not
                                                          displayed.

                                                    Even when the intermittent recording mode has
                                                    been set, it will be returned to OFF when the
                                                    power is turned off.


60 (E)
Shooting
Backup recording                                Bear in mind the following points when
The camera images of the camera recorder can    performing backup recording.




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be recorded and their recording can be backed   O The menu item settings remain stored in
up automatically on the external component        the memory even after the power has been
connected to the DV connector.                    turned off.     Therefore, if the camera
OSet the external component control method        recorder is used while the settings for
  using the DV CONTROL item and DV CMD            backup recording are still in place, the
  SEL item on the setting menu OTHER              images may be overwritten on the tape in
  FUNCTIONS screen. (See page 48)                 the connected component.
                                                  Upon completion of the backup recording,
                                                  check the menu item settings before
                                                  operating the camera recorder.
                                                O If another model AG-DVX100A is to be
                                                  used as the external component which will
                                                  perform the backup recording, select OFF
                                                  as the setting for the DV CONTROL item of
                                                  the external component, and set the
                                                  camera recorder to the VCR mode for use.
                                                O When backup recording is to be performed,
                                                  operation may not proceed properly if two
                                                  or more external components are
                                                  connected.
                                                O Ensure that the IEEE 1394 cable used for
                                                  the connection is not more than 4.5 meters
                                                  long.
                                                O Before proceeding with backup recording,
                                                  establish the status in which the DV signals
                                                  can be recorded by the external
                                                  component.
                                                O When the tape in the camera recorder is
                                                  approaching the end during shooting while
                                                  backup recording is being performed with
                                                  “CHAIN” selected as the setting for the DV
                                                  CONTROL item (page 48), recording is
                                                  automatically started by the back-up
                                                  component which has been set to the
                                                  recording standby mode.




                                                                                         61 (E)
Shooting
Progressive shooting                                      Bear in mind the following points when
The progressive mode can be selected using
                                                          shooting in any of the progressive modes.
the PROGRESSIVE item (see page 42) of the
                                                          O The gain cannot be set to18 dB.
setting menu SCENE FILE screen.
                                                          O When the progressive mode has been
                                                            selected, the sync signals of the images are
25P mode:
                                                            temporarily disturbed.
  Images are shot in the progressive mode at
                                                          O A shutter speed setting of 1/50 (OFF) is
  25 frames per second.
                                                            recommended.
  The 25 frames per second images are
  converted into 50-field interlace signals, and
  the resulting video signals are output or
  recorded.
  Shift-free, high-quality still pictures can be
  obtained in this mode.
  25 P   A B C D E F G H I J

  50 i   AoAeBoBeCoCeDoDeEoEe Fo FeGoGeHoHe Io Ie Jo Je




62 (E)
Playback
Normal playback                                    Variable speed search
Set the POWER switch to ON, and press the          This function changes the playback speed to




                                                                                                         ENGLISH
CAMERA/VCR button to switch to the VCR             locate scenes.
mode.                                              OWhen the OPERATION lever is tilted in the 1
Normal playback operations can be performed           direction during tape playback, the variable
using the OPERATION lever or accessory                search mode is established, “1a” appears in
wireless remote control unit.                         the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor, and
                                                      the tape is played back at the 1a speed. No
                              OPERATION lever         sound is played back at this time.
                                                   OThe playback speed changes when the
                                                      AUDIO MON/VAR button is pressed. Each
                                                      time the button is pressed, the playback
                                                      speed changes by one setting in the following
                                                      sequence: 1/5a (or 1/3a in the LP mode),
                                                      1a, 2a, 5a, 10a and 20a.
                       3       MENU                OThe speed is varied in the forward direction
                       1

                   6   ;   5
                                                      using the “+” button; conversely it is varied in
                                                      the reverse direction using the “–” button.
                       ∫
                       4 PUSH-SET                  OWhen the remote control is used, pressing
                                                      the VAR.SEARCH button establishes the
                                                      variable speed search mode, and the
                                                      playback direction and playback speed are
 Tape protection mode
                                                      changed using the “V” and “B” buttons
 When the camera recorder remains in the
                                                      among the SET buttons.
 playback pause or recording pause mode for
                                                   OTo return to normal playback, tilt the
 more than 5 minutes, it is automatically set to
                                                      OPERATION lever in the 1 direction.
 the stop mode in order to protect the tape.
 However, if it remains in the playback pause
 mode when the temperature is low, the stop
 mode may be established sooner.                   Index search
                                                   This function is used to search the index signals
                                                   recorded on the tape. An index search can be
                                                   performed using the accessory wireless remote
Tape blank search                                  control unit.
By pressing the EVF DTL/END SEARCH button          ODuring tape playback, press the INDEX
in the VCR mode, it is possible to search for        button (9 or :) on the wireless remote
unrecorded parts on the tape or the part which       control unit.
was shot last. For details, refer to the section     “S1” appears in the viewfinder and on the
on the EVF DTL/END SEARCH button (page               LCD monitor, and the search for the next
10).                                                 scene is started.
                                                   OTo stop the search at any time, press the
                                                     STOP ($) button.
                       EVF DTL/END SEARCH button   OEach time the INDEX button is pressed after
                                                     the search operation has commenced, “S2”
                                                     “S3” are displayed, and the second or any
                                                     subsequent scene can be searched. When a
                                                     scene is located, playback commences from
                                                     that part of the tape. (Any scene up to the
                                                     ninth in the reverse or forward direction from
                                                     the present position of the tape can be
                                                     specified.)
                                                     The index search function may not operate
                                                     smoothly if any of the intervals between one
                                                     index and the next are less than one minute.




                                                                                               63 (E)
Condensation
How to tell when condensation has formed            3After two or three hours have elapsed,
inside and what to do about it                       turn on the power, and check whether the
If, after the camera recorder’s power has been       condensation display has gone off.
turned on, the     condensation display symbol       Even if the condensation display has gone
flashes, it means that condensation has formed       off, wait another hour to be on the safe side
inside the camera recorder. If this happens, the     before attempting to operate the camera
power will be automatically turned off after         recorder.
several seconds.
Take the following action.                          Bear in mind that condensation may be
                                                    forming before the condensation display
1Remove the cassette.                               comes on.
 No other functions will work. Depending on         OCondensation forms gradually so that the
 the degree of condensation, it may not be            condensation display may not appear for the
 possible to eject the cassette, either. In this      first 10 to 15 minutes after it has started to
 case, wait two or three hours, and then try          form inside.
 ejecting the cassette.                             OIn very cold climates, condensation may
                                                      freeze and turn into frost. In this case, it will
2Wait two or three hours with the cassette            take two or three hours for the frost to melt
 holder open.                                         and become condensation again.
 The wait time differs depending on the
 degree of condensation and the ambient
 temperature.


Video heads
If the video heads are dirty, mosaic-type noise     5If the images are not clear, repeat steps 1
may occur in some areas or the whole image           to 4.
may turn blue when playing back a tape.              (Do not run the cleaning tape continuously
If the dirt accumulates, the recording capability    more than 4 times.)
will deteriorate, and in the end it will not be
possible to record.                                 ODo not rewind the cleaning tape at any
                                                     interim point. At the end of the tape, rewind
Causes of dirty heads                                it, and use it again from the start.
OHigh concentrations of dust in the                 OIf the heads are still dirty even after cleaning,
  atmosphere                                         it may mean that the tape itself has
OEnvironments which are very hot and very            deteriorated so stop using it immediately.
  humid                                             OOveruse of the cleaning tape causes head
OTape damage                                         wear. If the heads are worn, clear pictures
OProlonged operation                                 will not be played back even immediately
                                                     after the heads have been cleaned.
Using the cleaning cassette tape                    OIf the cleanliness of the heads is not improved
1Insert the cleaning tape in the camera              by the cleaning tape, the camera recorder
  recorder, and set the POWER switch to              must be cleaned and/or repaired by your local
  ON.                                                dealer. Consult with your dealer.

2Press the CAMERA/VCR button, and                   Regular inspections
 check that the VCR lamp has lit.                   In order to view clean and clear images, it is
                                                    recommended that the video heads and other
3Tilt the OPERATION lever in the 1                  worn parts be replaced after they have been
 direction, and allow 10 seconds to pass            used for about 1,000 hours. (This period will
 before tilting it in the $ direction.              vary significantly depending on the temperature,
 (Do not rewind the tape at this point.)            humidity, dust and other conditions in the
                                                    operating environment.)
4Remove the cleaning tape, proceed with a
 test recording and playback using another
 tape, and check the images.

64 (E)
Troubleshooting (Q&A)
Power supply-related problems                        Battery-related problems
Q1:   No power.                                      Q1: The battery runs down quickly.




                                                                                                        ENGLISH
A1:   Has the battery or AC adapter been             A1-1: Has the battery been adequately
      connected correctly?       Check the                 charged? Charge it until the CHARGE
      connections. (See page 21)                           lamp of the AC adapter has gone off.
                                                           (See page 20)
Q2:   The power goes off on its own.                 A1-2: Is the camera recorder being used in cold
A2:   The power will automatically go off if               place?
      shooting is temporarily stopped for more             The battery is easily affected by the
      than 5 minutes in order to prevent the               ambient temperature. Its operating time is
      battery from running down and keep the               reduced in cold locations.
      tape from wearing.                             A1-3: Has the battery reached the end of its
      Check the setting selected for the TAPE              service life?
      PROTECT item on the setting menu                     The service life of the battery differs
      OTHER FUNCTIONS screen. (See page                    depending on how it is used. If it works
      49)                                                  only for a short time even after it has
                                                           adequately charged, it means that the
Q3:   The power is turned on but it goes off               battery has reached the end of its service
      immediately.                                         life.
A3-1: Has the battery run down?
      If the remaining battery charge display        Q2: The battery cannot be charged.
      flashes or the                display has      A2: Is the DC cable connected to the AC
      appeared, it means that the battery has            adapter? The battery cannot be charged
      run down.                                          if this cable is connected.
      Recharge the battery or insert an
      adequately charged battery. (See page          Problems during normal video
      20)
A3-2: Has condensation formed?
                                                     recording
                                                     Q1:   Recording is not possible even though
      When the camera recorder has been
                                                           the cassette tape has been inserted
      carried into a warm room from a cold
                                                           properly.
      place, condensation may form inside. If
                                                     A1-1: Has the accidental erasure prevention
      this happens, the power is automatically
                                                           knob on the cassette tape been set to
      turned off, and ejecting the cassette is the
                                                           “SAVE?” If it has, recording cannot be
      only operation which can be performed.
                                                           performed. (See page 22)
      Wait until the condensation has dried up.
                                                     A1-2: Has the cassette tape reached the end?
      (See page 64)
                                                           Replace it with a new one.
                                                     A1-3: Is the POWER switch at the ON position?
                                                     A1-4: Is the VCR lamp lit?
                                                           Shooting is not possible in the VCR mode.
                                                     A1-5: Is the cassette holder open?
                                                           If the cassette holder is open, it is not
                                                           possible to perform any VCR operations.
                                                     A1-6: Has condensation formed?
                                                           If condensation has formed, ejecting the
                                                           cassette tape is the only operation which
                                                           can be performed.          Wait until the
                                                           condensation dries up. (See page 64)
                                                     A1-7: If AUTO OFF/T REEL LOCK appears on
                                                           the display, the tape may have snapped.
                                                           Check the tape.




                                                                                              65 (E)
Troubleshooting (Q&A)
Problems during various kinds of                   Display-related problems
video recording                                    Q1:   Something is wrong with the time code
Q1: No automatic focusing                                display.
A1-1: Has the manual focus mode been set?          A1:   When the reverse slow playback mode is
      The focus is adjusted automatically in the         set, the count shown on the time code
      auto focus mode. (See page 11)                     display becomes inconsistent; however,
A1-2: Is a scene which is hard to bring into             this is normal and not indicative of
      focus in the auto focus mode being shot?           malfunctioning.
      Some scenes are hard to bring into focus
      using auto focus. In cases like this, use    Q2:   The remaining tape display does not
      the manual focus mode instead for                  match the actual amount of tape
      focusing.                                          remaining.
      Scenes hard to bring into focus              A2-1: The remaining tape is not displayed
      O Shooting both distant and close-up               accurately with continuous shooting
         subjects                                        sessions lasting less than 30 seconds.
      O Shooting subjects through dirty window     A2-2: A display which is two to three minutes
         panes                                           less than the actual tape remaining time
      O Shooting subjects in dark locations              sometimes appears.
      O Shooting while objects that glitter or
         dazzle are around the subject             Playback-related problems
      O Shooting fast-moving subjects              (video)
      O Shooting subjects with minimal contrast    Q1:   No playback, even when the play
                                                         button is pressed.
Editing-related problems                           A1:   Has the CAMERA/VCR button been
Q1: No audio dubbing.                                    pressed and has the VCR lamp lit?
A1-1: Has the accidental erasure prevention              If the VCR lamp is not lit, playback-related
      knob on the cassette tape been set to              operations cannot be performed. (See
      “SAVE?” If it has, recording cannot be             page 10)
      performed. (See page 22)
A1-2: Has an attempt been made to edit parts       Q2:   Mosaic-type noise is generated during
      shot in the LP mode? Audio dubbing                 cue and review.
      cannot be performed as the track width on    A2:   This is a phenomenon inherent to digital
      the tape is narrower than the head width           video. It is not indicative of malfunctioning.
      in the LP mode.
                                                   Q3:   No playback images are seen even
                                                         though the camera recorder is
                                                         connected with the TV set correctly.
                                                   A3:   Is the TV set’s input selector at “video
                                                         input?” Read through the operating
                                                         instructions of the TV set, and select the
                                                         video input connector to which the camera
                                                         recorder has been connected.

                                                   Q4:   The playback images are not displayed
                                                         clearly.
                                                   A4:   Are the camera recorder’s heads dirty?
                                                         If they are dirty, the playback images will
                                                         not be displayed clearly.




66 (E)
Troubleshooting (Q&A)
Playback-related problems                           Other types of problems
(audio)                                             Q1: The cassette tape cannot be ejected.




                                                                                                        ENGLISH
Q1:   No playback sound is heard from the           A1: Is power being supplied?
      camera recorder’s speaker.                        Has the AC adapter been plugged in or
A1:   Has the camera recorder’s volume level            the battery inserted properly?
      been set too low?                                 When the power is supplied, the cassette
      In the VCR mode, press the AUDIO                  can be ejected without setting the
      MON/VAR button “+” to increase the                POWER switch to ON.
      volume. (See page 14)
                                                    Q2:   Ejecting the cassette tape is the only
Q2:   More than one recorded stream of                    operation which can be performed.
      sound is heard.                               A2-1: Has any condensation formed?
A2:   Has MIX been selected as the setting for            If condensation forms, ejecting the
      the 32K (12-bit) AUDIO item on the                  cassette tape is the only operation which
      setting menu PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS                     can be performed.         Wait until the
      screen? (See page 44)                               condensation dries up. (See page 64)
      If audio dubbing editing is performed on a    A2-2: When the cassette holder is closed
      tape recorded with 32K (12-bit) selected            immediately after opening (by sliding the
      as the setting for the AUDIO REC item on            EJECT switch), operations other than
      the setting menu RECORDING SETUP                    eject may not be possible.
      screen, the sound heard during the                  If this does happen, slide the EJECT
      recording and the sound recorded later              switch to open the cassette holder once
      will be heard together. It is also possible         again, then close the holder after ensuring
      to listen to each stream of sound                   that the cassette mechanism has
      separately. (See page 44                            completed the eject operation.

Q3:   When audio dubbing is performed, the          Q3: The remote control unit does not work.
      original sound is erased.                     A3-1: Has the battery in the remote control unit
A3:   When audio dubbing is performed for a               run down?
      part which was shot with 48K (16-bit)               If the remote control unit fails to operate
      selected as the setting for the AUDIO               even when it is operated near the remote
      REC item on the setting menu                        control sensor of the camera recorder, it
      RECORDING SETUP screen, the original                means that the button battery has run
      sound will be erased. Use the 32K (12-              down.
      bit) setting during shooting. (See page             Replace it with a new one. (See page 19)
      44)                                           A3-2: Do the remote control settings match
                                                          properly?
                                                          If the [REMOTE] settings of the remote
                                                          control unit and camera recorder do not
                                                          match, the remote control unit will not
                                                          work even when it is operated. (See page
                                                          19)

                                                    Q4:   A rattling sound is heard when the
                                                          camera recorder is tilted toward the
                                                          front or back.
                                                    A4:   When the VCR mode is established or the
                                                          power switch is at OFF, a rattling sound
                                                          may be heard from the camera unit due to
                                                          its structure. This is not indicative of
                                                          malfunctioning.




                                                                                              67 (E)
Maintenance
Do not use benzine or paint thinners to clean          Viewfinder maintenance
the camera recorder.                                   When dust has collected inside the viewfinder,
O Use of benzine or paint thinners may cause           take off the eye cup holder, and remove the
  the camera recorder body to become                   dust.
  deformed or the surface coating to peel off.         OThe inside of the eye cup holder has a
O When cleaning or otherwise maintaining the             special coating: for this reason, it must not be
  camera recorder, either remove its battery or          wiped under any circumstances. When dust
  disconnect its AC cable from the power outlet.         has collected, use an air blower or similar
O Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe the camera             device to blow off the dust.
  recorder. To remove stubborn stains, dilute          OPoint the viewfinder slightly upward, then
  some kitchen detergent, dip a cloth into the           remove the eye cup holder by turning it
  solution and use it to wipe off the dirt, and then     counterclockwise.
  remove any remaining moisture with a dry             OTo attach the eye cup holder, turn it clockwise
  cloth.                                                 with the index mark on the eye cup holder
                                                         face up.



                                                                                                 Index mark




                                                                                Eye cup holder



                                                       O When the eye cup holder is to be removed,
                                                         it will be easier to turn it if it is removed with
                                                         the eye cup still mounted.
                                                       O Before attaching the eye cup holder,
                                                         remove the eye cup to reveal the index
                                                         mark.




68 (E)
Specifications
                                                 Pick-up device
[GENERAL]                                           Interline transfer 1/3-inch CCD image senser




                                                                                                   ENGLISH
                                                    (a3)
 Supply voltage:                                 Number of pixels
  DC 7.2 V (Battery)                                Total number of pixels: 470,000,
  DC 7.9 V (AC adapter)                             Number of effective pixels: 440,000
 Power consumption:                                 (pixel offset system)
  6.8 W (when viewfinder is used)                Lens
  7.8 W (when LCD monitor is used)                  Leica DICOMAR optical image stabilizer lens,
  9.2 W (max.)                                      motorized/manual mode switching, 10a zoom
                                                    F1.6 (f = 4.5 to 45 mm)
       indicates safety information.                (35 mm equivalent: 32.5 to 325 mm)
                                                 Optical system
Ambient operating temperature                       Prism system
  0°C to +40°C                                   ND filters
Ambient operating humidity                          1/8, 1/64
  10% to 85% (no condensation)                   Gain
Weight                                              0, +3, +6, +9, +12, +18 dB (50i mode)
  1.69 kg (excluding battery and accessories)       0, +3, +6, +9, +12 dB (progressive mode)
Dimensions (WaHaD)                                  (Fixed at 0 dB in the slow shutter mode)
  139a160a364 mm                                 Shutter speeds
Recording format                                    Preset
  Digital video SD format                              50i mode:
Tape format                                              1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
  Mini DV                                                1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
Recorded video signals                                 25P mode:
  625i (PAL)                                             1/25, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250,
  In the progressive mode, the signals are               1/500, 1/1000 sec.
  converted into the 625i system and recorded.      Synchro scan
Shooting mode                                         50i mode:
  50i (625i)                                             1/50.2 to 1/248.0 sec.
  Progressive mode (25P)                              25P mode:
Recorded audio signals                                   1/25.1 to 1/248.0 sec.
  PCM digital recording                             Slow shutter
    16 bits: 48 kHz/2 channels                         50i mode:
    12 bits: 32 kHz/4 channels                           1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 sec.
Recording tracks                                       25P mode:
  Digital video, audio signals:                          1/3, 1/6, 1/12 sec.
    helical track                                Minimum subject illuminance
  Time code:                                        3 lux (F1.6, 18 dB gain, 50 % video output)
    helical track (sub-code area)                Lens hood
Tape speed                                          Large-sized lens hood with wide angle of
  SP mode: 18.831 mm/sec.                           view
  LP mode: 12.568 mm/sec.                        Filter diameter
Recording time (when AY-DVM60 is used)              72 mm
  SP mode: 60 minutes                            LCD monitor
  LP mode: 90 minutes                               3.5-inch LCD colour monitor, 200,000 pixels
Tape used                                        Viewfinder
  6.35 mm wide metal tape                           0.44-inch LCD colour viewfinder, 180,000
FF/REW time                                         pixels
  Approx. 85 sec. (when AY-DVM60 is used)        Internal microphone
                                                    Stereo microphone
                                                 Internal speaker
                                                    20 mm diameter




                                                                                          69 (E)
Specifications

[VIDEO]                                           [AC ADAPTER]
Sampling frequency
  Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz                     Input:
Quantizing                                           100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 20 W
  8 bits                                           Output:
Video compression system                             Video camera: DC 7.9 V, 1.4 A (max.)
  DCT + variable length code                         Charge: DC 8.4 V, 1.2 A
Error correction
                                                         indicates safety information.
  Reed-Solomon product code
                                                  Weight
                                                    0.16 kg
[AUDIO]                                           Dimensions (WaHaD)
                                                    70a44.5a116 mm
Sampling frequency
  48 kHz/32 kHz
Quantizing
  16 bits/12 bits
Frequency response
                                                  [OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES]
  20 Hz to 20 kHz                                 Wide conversion lens
Wow & flutter                                       AG-LW7208G
  Below measurable limits                         16:9 conversion lens
                                                    AG-LA7200G
                                                  XLR microphone
[CONNECTORS]                                        AG-MC100G
                                                  Hard carrying case
VIDEO IN/OUT (input/output automatically            AG-HT100G
switched)                                         Soft carrying case
  Pin jack, analogue composite input/output,        AG-SC100G
  1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω                               Battery
S-VIDEO IN/OUT (input/output automatically          CGR-D16S (1600 mAh)
switched)                                           CGP-D28S (2800 mAh)
  S-connector, Y/C separate signal                  CGA-D54S (5400 mAh: product equivalent to
  input/output, Y: 1.0 V [p-p], C: 0.3 V [p-p],     battery supplied)
  75 Ω                                            AC adapter kit
AUDIO IN/OUT (input/output automatically            AG-B15E (product equivalent to AC cable,
switched)                                           DC cable and AC adapter supplied)
  Pin jacks a2 (CH1, CH2)                         Cleaning tape
  Input: 316 mV, high impedance                     AY-DVMCLC
  Output: 316 mV, 600 Ω
DV
  4-pin, digital input/output, IEEE 1394
  standard complied with
INPUT 1, INPUT 2
  XLR (3 pins) a2 (CH1, CH2)
  LINE/MIC switching, high impedance
    LINE : 0 dBu
    MIC : –50 dBu/–60 dBu (menu selection)
DC INPUT
  7.9 V
PHONES
  Stereo (3.5 mm diameter)
CAM REMOTE
  Mini jack (2.5 mm diameter)
                                                  Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
                                                  Specifications are subject to change without
                                                  notice.

70 (E)
Memo
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